"The new ninth grade academy will be built on the northern portion of the DeSoto Central High School campus, and it will be attached to the existing structure," Uselton said.
The state Department of Education recently approved DCS plans to build a new middle school for the Lewisburg attendance zone. Seeing the need, Supt. Uselton said the district has been working toward this addition for two years. Plans are to locate the new facility six miles to the south on land south of the Coldwater River on the west side of state Highway 305.
“The current Lewisburg school zone has experienced a 13 percent increase in enrollment since 2016, and demographers project a similar growth to continue throughout the upcoming decade,” Supt. Uselton said.
“The current Lewisburg primary, elementary, and middle schools have all expanded within the last three years, but are all still near or at capacity,” he said.
Supt. Uselton also announced plans for upcoming classroom additions at DeSoto Central Middle School, Hernando Hills Elementary School, and Hernando Middle School.
“Because of conservative financial practices, DeSoto County Schools will be able to complete these construction projects without raising taxes,” Uselton said.