New Wendell Cross School Coming in 2021

Last Updated: 8/15/2019 3:55 PM

During the renovation of Wendell Cross Elementary School, the Wildcat family will be utilizing St. Joseph's School on John Street. During the summer of 2019, The District's Building Department invested a great deal of resources and time into creating a welcoming environment for students, families and staff. 

The official groundbreaking for Wendell Cross was held on October 18, 2019. The school will be transformed into a state-of-the-art Pre-K through 8 school. The groundbreaking marked the beginning of Phase I of the project, which has a projected completion date of July 2021. The State Department of Administrative Services approved a modified and expanded project scope for the school in May of 2019. The city’s Board of Aldermen and Board of Education initially approved the project in 2016.

Wendell Cross School Groundbreaking- October 18, 2019

A "topping off" ceremony in which the final steel beam was placed on the structure was held on November 6, 2020.

Upon completion, the Pre-K through 8th Grade school will welcome nearly 700 students with stimulating classrooms and creative art, music and technology spaces. The school will also have a secure vestibule for visitor access.


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