Harlem and Grovetown High School’s are Expanding

Our area is growing and with that comes the need to expand schools. The Augusta Chronicle reports that Harlem and Grovetown High Schools are both going to add 22 classrooms to their schools. These schools will now be the same size as Evans, Greenbrier and Lakeside.

The growth is good beyond just offering more room for classes. This also means that the schools and the students will have more opportunity for athletics and other activities along those lines. According to the article, the schools will now be in the same region as the other Columbia County High Schools which will make travel a lot easier. For Grovetown High School, this also means they will be able to get rid of the 14 portable classrooms.

Bids are being put in for the expansions and once they’re decided upon, construction will begin. It’s expected to be complete by the end of 2021.

Greenbrier, Columbia and Harlem Middle School are also getting ready to see smaller expansions. These will eliminate the need for an additional middle school in the area.