Officials break ground on new middle school in west Fayetteville

Fayetteville Public Schools

School District officials last week held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new middle school on Rupple Road in west Fayetteville.

The $33 million project includes a 100,000-square-foot, two-story building that will house fifth and sixth graders. It is expected to be open in time for the 2023-24 school year.

The new school is part of the district’s Focus on the Future initiative, and is being funded using money from a $111 million bond restructuring approved by voters in February 2020 to address various needs, including renovation and upgrades of facilities, land acquisition, new school construction, and energy efficiency projects.

The City Council in January approved a 23-acre rezoning at the site, which is located on the east side of Rupple Road near the second of three roundabouts between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Wedington Drive. The school property runs from Rupple east to South Dinsmore Trail.


Artist’s rendering of the new school / Fayetteville Public Schools