Middle school students in Avon will head back to class this fall in a new school.
District officials held a ribbon cutting Wednesday marking the official grand opening of the new Avon Middle School on Long Road.
The 162,000 square foot school will house the district's sixth, seventh and eighth-graders.
"I'm excited for our students, staff and community," said Mike Laub, Avon Local Schools superintendent. "It will be an outstanding learning environment for our students. The new building puts our district in a position to handle the expected growth and increased enrollment for years to come."
The new building includes:
- Separate hallways will house each grade level
- Six computer labs with additional computers in each classroom, plus computers in the media center
- Six science labs
- Media center with computers and sitting areas
- Commons area/cafeteria
- Special needs room with a sensory area
- Approximately 60 classrooms total (including special areas and computer labs)
- Fine Arts wing with two art and three music rooms (band, choir and orchestra)
- Two gymnasiums, a main and auxiliary. Bleachers on one side of the main gym have a seating capacity to hold 800 people. There is additional room to add more if needed.
The former middle school on Stony Ridge Road will serve as the district's Early Learning Center, housing kindergartners and Soaring Eagles preschool students.