Photos: Carrollton breaks ground for new elementary school, uniting all grades under one roof

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1st grade students at Carrollton throw dirt while at the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new elementary school.
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Excitement filled the air as Carrollton Schools officially broke ground for their highly anticipated new elementary school. This milestone event will mark the first time in the school’s history that all twelve grades will be housed within a single building.

The groundbreaking ceremony was kicked off by a group of enthusiastic first graders who grabbed their shovels and donned hard hats to move the first dirt.

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The ambitious construction project, set to be completed for the 2025-26 school year, will see the realization of a long-awaited dream for the Carrollton community.

“What a great night to be a warrior tonight,” Carrollton Superintendent Dave Davis said in front of the Carrollton crowd Wednesday evening. “Two years from now it’ll be even more exciting when we’re doing the dedication ceremony when we’re opening the new building.”

Green Space, a construction company hailing from Warrensville Heights, has been appointed as the general contractor for this monumental venture. The building was designed by Lesko Architecture.

The overall cost of the project is estimated at $22,930,268. The state government has pledged to cover 49 percent of the total cost, amounting to a contribution of $9,346,788. The remaining local share of $13,450,255 will be provided by the local inside tax millage.

Spanning an impressive 63,414 square feet, the new elementary school will mirror the design aesthetics of the existing high school/middle school.

The exterior features, including brickwork and windows, will be integrated, creating a seamless architectural continuity between the buildings.

The new wing of the elementary school will be situated on the south side of the high school/middle school, with a connection point at the cafeteria.

The building that currently houses the elementary school, which was previously the high school, was built in 1912.

It is worth noting that the new elementary school will not include a gymnasium. Once construction is complete, the old high school/elementary building on 3rd St. will be demolished.

The groundbreaking ceremony not only marked the commencement of a groundbreaking construction project but also symbolized the unwavering commitment of the Carrollton community to providing the best possible educational opportunities for its students.