Construction continues on new middle school in west Fayetteville

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

FAYETTEVILLE — Construction is moving along on a new middle school on Rupple Road.

The $33 million project includes a 100,000-square-foot, two-story building for fifth and sixth graders. District officials expect the school 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 last year 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.