On Wednesday, July 27, we officially broke ground at the site of our future ninth elementary school! Thanks to our community's support, we will have a new school to address growing enrollment in our community. Superintendent Doug Van Zyl, members of the Board of Education, administration and construction partners wore hardhats and dug golden shovels into the dirt for the official groundbreaking. The new elementary school will open in the fall of 2024.
The site for the new school is located at 18601 Highview Avenue in Lakeville. The location on Highview Avenue was picked based on its road access, utilities infrastructure locations, and the size of the property. The location is just east of King Park, east of Century Middle School and south of Cherry View Elementary. There are newer neighborhoods close to the site, including some that are still being built and some that are planned to be built in the future.
The 100,000 square foot building will house five sections of K-1 graders, four sections of 2-5 graders, four center-based special education classrooms and specialist spaces for Music, STEM, Gym and Art classes.
Lakeville Area Schools continues to grow with 1,000 more elementary students expected by 2026. People continue to move into the district. In fact, Lakeville continues to be the fastest growing city in Minnesota based on the number of residential building permits issued. This new school will help ensure our students continue to receive the quality education our community expects and our students deserve.
The district will continue to keep the community informed as this project unfolds.