TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Construction on Battle Ground Middle School is set to begin in March. The expansion is needed to keep up with student enrollment and future growth.
The project consists of a total of 18 new classrooms and storage space divided among each of the three academic wings. The essential skills area designated for students with special needs, will also be expanded.
The work is estimated to take two years. Tippecanoe School Corporation Superintendent Scott Hanback, said the project will be done in phases to minimize disruption to students and staff.
"This project may seem like it drags on a little bit longer than most but because of that staggered construction schedule, necessitates us taking that amount of time," said Hanback.
The middle school opened for the 2008-2009 school year with 462 students. Enrollment is now just over 700 students.
Both Battle Ground and Burnett Creek Elementary schools, which feed into the middle school, are also experiencing increased student enrollment.