Work on the new Indian Land High is on schedule, despite the rainy weather and substantial rock that had to be removed.
“The contractor has worked 10-hour days, six days a week to keep the project on schedule,” superintendent Jonathan Phipps said. “We really appreciate his hard work and effort.”
The 2,000-student capacity high school is scheduled to open Fall 2020. Indian Land High has approximately 1,200 students this year and is projected to have a little over 1,300 students in 2019-20.
When school opens, the existing Indian Land High will become a Grades 7-8 middle school.
The existing middle school will become an intermediary school for Grades 5-6, and the area’s three elementary schools – Harrisburg, Indian Land and Van Wyck – will become Grades K-4.
“The new high school – along with the grade changes – will help us as we work to keep up with growth in the area’s student population,” Phipps said. “The existing Indian Land High and Harrisburg Elementary also have core facilities that would allow us to add classrooms, which we can consider certainly do as needed.”
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