On Thursday, September 30, 2021, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new K-12 Multi-Campus school facility being built in Garden City. Construction of the new school building is already underway as the groundbreaking ceremony was delayed due to COVID. The expansive K-12 Multi-School project is a first for the school district and will be housed on the former Groves High School site in Garden City, Ga.
This new, state-of-the-art facility is close to 400,000 square feet and will have a capacity of 2,400 students. Students from Gould Elementary School, Mercer Middle School, and Groves High School will be housed on a single, large campus. The campus includes a digital media lab, CTAE labs for aviation and logistics as well as business and family consumer sciences.
An impressive athletics complex will be on campus also, including a football stadium with a field house and a competitive track & field area, multipurpose soccer fields, tennis courts, a high school baseball field, a high school softball field, a little league field, two indoor gyms, and more. The campus also will feature a two-story, 750-seat auditorium with a full-scale performance production stage. There will also be three paved parking lots with a capacity of more than 660 parking spaces.
A new traffic signal will be added to the entrance and exit of the campus on GA Highway 21 to improve the safety of traffic flow. The projected budget of the project being constructed by Charles Perry Partners, Inc is $118,000,000. It is expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2023-23 School Year.
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