New Johnson High School: ‘Renaissance of North Huntsville’

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- Parents of students zoned for Johnson High School were updated on where things stand in the process to construct a new high school that will combine seventh through 12th graders at one campus.

During the town hall format meeting at Rolling Hills Elementary, district staff reported the new school is on schedule to be constructed by the end of 2015.

Administrators outlined their plans for a freshman academy at the school and new programming for seventh and eighth-graders in the feeder pattern.

Davis Hills and Ed White middle schools will be combined on one campus saving the district millions of dollars under the current plan.

Laurie McCaulley, president of the school board and representative for north Huntsville, said the meeting was targeted toward the parents of elementary students in the Johnson feeder pattern because those students will be some of the first to attend the new school.

"This is a renaissance of North Huntsville going on right now," McCaulley told the crowd of about 50 parents and students.

Currently the location for new building is planned for either the current campus site or a location off Pulaski Pike. The school board will still need to make a final decision on where the building will be built.

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