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Midtown Elementary Going Up

Madison City Board of Education got a progress report on the Midtown Elementary project in a February meeting.
The 128,000 square foot, 900-student capacity school remains on target for a Fall 2021 opening date.

aerial photo of midtown elementary about 70 percent complete in Feb. 2021
February 2021 updated photo

The school is being built off Wall Triana Highway just north of the Kroger development.
Here are photos from the Oct. 2 progress tour for Madison City Board of Education members and Superintendent Dr. Ed Nichols.
At the bottom are ones from the groundbreaking.

Board members in hard hats on the construction site  Luis Ferrer, Tim Holtcamp, Dr. Nichols, Ranae Bartlett

Wide angle view of the exterior of the building cinder blocks

Closeup of two board members in hard hats
Travis Cummings, Luis Ferrer, Tim Holtcamp

contractor in bucket lift

Entourage walking on construction site with school construction in background

Roof trusses in background

Roof trusses going up over the lunchroom

More roof truss pictures

Board members and Dr. Nichols inside school
Dr. Nichols. Tim Holtcamp, Travis Cummings, Ranae Bartlett, Luis Ferrer, MCS construction manager Shane Bagwell

Far off view of school with board members in hard hats walking in background

Brick Mason

Board and superintendent outside of school site wearing hard hats Dr. Nichols, Travis Cummings, Luis Ferrer, Ranae Bartlett, Tim Holtcamp




At the groundbreaking earlier this year, Dr. Nichols commended the Board of Education, MCS Leadership team and community leaders for leading the effort to build new schools.
“Their foresight, and the generous support of citizens in the property tax vote, demonstrates why Madison City Schools is such a leader in education,” Dr. Nichols said then. Nichols thanked former Superintendent Robby Parker and Assistant Superintendent Eric Terrell for their leadership roles in the school system.

Dr. Ed Nichols at microphone
Madison City Schools Supt Dr. Ed Nichols

Madison City Board of Education President Tim Holtcamp said growth is in the DNA of Madison City, with average 250-student increases for many years and up to 500 or so in recent years. Because of continual community support, “we stand here today ushering in the next 20 years of the Madison City School District with a new elementary school for its children, Midtown Elementary.”
Groundbreaking video link: here:

Board President Tim Holtcamp at microphone
Madison City BOE President Tim Holtcamp

Madison Mayor Paul Finley said: “The City of Madison holds immense pride for our school system. Breaking ground on Midtown Elementary is another step towards positive growth in our community, serving parents, children and teachers with a learning space suited for the high education standards held for our area.” Mayor Finley thanked the community for entrusting school and city leaders in steps to manage growth.

Midtown’s mascot will be the Wildcats, a carryover from West Madison Elementary. West Madison will be repurposed as West Madison PreK Center when Midtown Elementary opens in fall 2021.
Stanley Construction Co. did the site preparation work and Bailey-Harris Construction is the prime building contractor.
Construction on the new middle school in Madison will get under way in the coming months. That school, which has yet to be named, will be built off Celtic Drive adjacent the Central Office. WAFF-48 coverageWHNT-19 report 


Officials lined up with shovels

Board members in masks

Tim Holtcamp cuts ribbon at construction site with officials looking on