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On Wednesday, Madison City Schools will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $34 million elementary school.
Construction started in April off Wall Triana Highway, just north of Browns Ferry Road. The work is done through Bailey-Harris Construction and Stanley Construction.
The school is expected to open in the fall of 2021.
Wednesday morning, you can see crews have made some serious progress on Midtown Elementary School. At 10 a.m. Wednesday, school and city officials will gather for a groundbreaking ceremony.
Pictured above is a rendering from the district of what the elementary school will look like. Funding for the multimillion-dollar school comes from the 12-mil property tax increase approved by voters last September.
The new school will hold 900 students, which will help with overcrowding. Officials say in less than a year, they registered more than 450 new students.
The current pre-K building is full. That's causing overflow problems with Rainbow and Mill Creek elementary schools. West Madison Elementary will be used as the new pre-K building.
There's even more construction around the corner as the district plans to build a new middle school in the next two years.