Coffee County Schools see growth

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COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Coffee County School Superintendent Kelly Cobb says in just a few several years, her school district has seen phenomenal growth.

That’s why the district is being proactive in preparing for the increase in students.

A multi-million dollar new wing of classrooms is being built onto the New Brockton High School.

The six classrooms are expected to be completed next spring.

At the start of this school year, New Brockton Elementary opened a dozen new classrooms.

In just two years, the four school campuses in the district have gone from just under 2,300 to now more than 2,700 students.

“Steadily working toward our capital projects to accommodate that growth,” Superintendent of Coffee County Schools Kelly Cobb. “So we can provide state-of-the-art classrooms for those students to learn, as well as providing the best quality teachers that we can hire to teach in the classroom every day.”

In New Brockton High School alone, six new classrooms are being built they should be completed by this spring. Principal Alonzo Barkley says this should help with the possibility of overcrowding.

In addition to New Brockton Elementary and high school, construction is also taking place on the district’s other campuses. That includes K-12 Zion Chapel and K-12 Kinston schools.

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