Students of two Montgomery public schools will soon have new places to learn. According to WSFA12, new locations have been chosen for Robert E. Lee High School and Capital Heights Middle School. Read on for the scoop.
Lee High School—a new location + name
First up, Robert E. Lee High School. The public school, which currently resides on Ann Street in Montgomery, will relocate to a brand-new building off North Eastern Boulevard. According to WSFA12, construction will take place on a 126-acre field, next to Popeye’s and across from Caliber Collision.
The school’s name fell under increased scrutiny during the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020. Following a vote last year by the Montgomery Public School Board, the school will undergo a name change. Say goodbye to Robert E. Lee High—say hello to Dr. Percy Julian High.
Capital Heights Middle relocation
Capital Heights Middle School also has a relocation in its future. Currently on Federal Drive in Montgomery, the school will be re-homed to a new building that will be built behind the current Lee High School.
WSFA12 reports that right now, the projects are in the design phase with hopes of having the bidding process completed by Fall 2023, construction by Spring 2024 and completion by 2025.
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