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Knox County (Tenn.) district breaks ground on 2 elementary schools

March 30, 2021
Each of the new facilities will cost about $20 million and replace existing campuses in Knoxville.

The Knox County (Tenn.) School District has begun construction to replace two of its elementary schools in Knoxville.

WATE-TV reports that the district has broken ground on a new Lonsdale Elementary and a new Adrian Burnett Elementary. Both schools are expected to be completed in time for the fall 2022 semester.

Each school will cost roughly $20 million.

Both schools will be about 94,000 square feet, and will have four teacher work areas, two special education classroom suites, a 7,100-square-foot gymnasium, music room, art room, a library and a storm shelter that will house about 935 occupants.

The new Lonsdale site will also have a 2,000-square-fooot recreation center and office space for the City of Knoxville’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Upon completion of the replacement school, students from Sam E. Hill Primary – which serves students in Grades pre-K through 1st Grade – will attend Lonsdale Elementary. Knox County will transfer the Sam E. Hill property to the City of Knoxville.

About the Author

Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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