By Eric Althoff
CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ga.—The new Crawford County Middle and High School construction is ahead of schedule, with general contractor Parrish Construction Group hitting the halfway mark in June. Parrish is working on the construction management of the project jointly with Southern A&E.
The new school, which will combine the middle and high schools under one roof, will host children in grades 6 through 12—with the school divided among the two along a central axis. According to WMGT, the school’s total enrollment when completed will be under 1,000. The last time the district had any school construction was around the turn of the millennium.
And according to WMAZ, the $33 million project is being undertaken to replace an older school building, which had been in existence since the 1970s. The new facility, which will feature a two-story gymnasium, is being targeted for completion next summer.
In addition to the gymnasium, the new school will offer state-of-the-art technology in the classrooms. Covid-related delays at the construction site were kept to a reasonable minimum, WMAZ reported.
High school students will move into the new building in early 2022, according to WMAZ, at which point the existing high school will be razed and turned into a parking lot.
The entire project is due to be completed by August of next year, WMGT reported.
Parrish Construction Group has offices in both Atlanta and Perry, Georgia. Southern A&E is based in Austell, Ga.