The Shelby County Schools Board of Education has approved the purchase of land for a new high school in the Cordova area. The District is seeking to purchase 35.79 acres of land, located between Herbert Road and Raleigh LaGrange Road, from Crews Investment Holdings LLC for $3.579 million. Construction should begin in mid-2024 with a target completion date of Fall 2026. This school will be the District's first new high school in over a decade.
A state law passed last year required the transfer of four MSCS school buildings: Germantown High, Middle, and Elementary to the city of Germantown and Lucy Elementary to Millington. MSCS and Millington Municipal Schools reached an agreement, allowing Millington Municipal Schools to purchase the Lucy Elementary building for $3.3 million. Funds negotiated in the sale will enhance the facilities where Lucy students and staff members will transition in 2027. In an effort led by Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, the MSCS Board, Shelby County Commission, City of Germantown, and Germantown Municipal School District approved an agreement to transfer the "3G" schools in exchange for a new, state-of-the-art $100 million high school and up to nine years of transition time.
With the pending land purchase, the District continues its commitment to ensuring a high-quality education for all. Soon, we will announce a 10-year infrastructure plan, and the working group leading these conversations will include county and city officials, community leaders, parents, students, and staff. Together, we will review building utilization, facilities conditions, athletics needs, enrollment, residential projections, deferred maintenance, and new schools, classrooms, and program opportunities districtwide. We are excited about what's to come!