Kentucky District Plans to Build 20 Schools within 10 Years

March 21, 2024|

Image courtesy of JCPS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jefferson County Public Schools plans to build 20 new schools in the next decade, including a $56 million campus for W.E.B. DuBois Academy in Louisville, Ky., which will be home to a middle and high school.

JCPS originally introduced a four-year plan with the goal of building new schools for Grace James Academy, W.E.B. DuBois and a new west end middle school, which was later named Hudson Middle School. Grace James and Hudson students currently learn in dated school buildings. The district hopes to determine locations by mid-2024 where it will build these two new schools.

W.E.B. DuBois’ plan calls for a 178,000-square-foot facility with a three-story academic wing and a gymnasium wing. The school will have the capacity to serve 1,000 students grades 6 through 12.

In February 2023, JCPS announced an expansion to its four-year facilities plan to include Okolona Elementary, Kerrick Elementary, Olmsted Academy South, Westport Middle School, Seneca High School and a new early childhood center.

The four-year plan is part of a 10-year vision to continue new construction and renovation projects across JCPS. The district’s next batch of new schools include Alex Kennedy Elementary, Audubon Elementary, Cochrane Elementary, Goldsmith Elementary, McFerran Elementary, St. Matthews Elementary, Wellington Elementary, Wilt Elementary, Zachary Taylor Elementary, Carrithers Middle, Iroquois High, Western High and another early childhood center.


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