Construction of K-8th Grade Public School at Carnes Crossroads Begins

October 6, 2021 | Around Town

Construction of a new public school is officially underway at Carnes Crossroads! With dozens of state, county, city and school representatives on hand, Berkeley County School District held the ceremonial ground-breaking for the new K-8 school to be built in our community on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

“The new K-8 school is going to be critical for Berkeley County, especially for the growth that’s occurring,” said BCSD Superintendent Deon Jackson. “The Carnes Crossroads area and the northwest corridor of our county are kind of the epicenter of our growth.”

The 170,000 square foot, two-story school has been designed as a prototype model that will be replicated for future schools on future sites, ultimately saving the school district and its constituents money over time. The Carnes Crossroads school is the first school to be built using this prototype.

Today is “a culmination of at least two years of effort – planning, development, purchasing property, etc.,” said Berkeley County Board of Education Chairman David Barrow. “I see a property that is going to be utilized to the fullest,” he added.

The campus is located in Carnes Crossroads near Hwy. 176 and across from Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital. It is expected to be completed in 2023. Stay tuned to our website for updates as construction continues!

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