City of Lewes
Delaware Middle School

Cape Henlopen (Del.) district plans to build its third middle school

June 18, 2021
The 600-student facility will be built on the site of a soon-to-be-demolished elementary school.

The Cape Henlopen (Del.) district is moving forward with plans to build a third middle school. 

The three-story facility will be built across the road from a new Shields Elementary School  now being built in Lewes, Del., reports Cape Gazette.

The new middle school is projected to serve 600 students and will be built where an existing elementary school now stands. That building will be demolished after the new elementary school is completed.

Construction of the middle school is planned to begin next year; it is expected to open in fall 2024.

Because of space constraints, baseball and softball diamonds and a multipurpose field will be built behind the new elementary school.

Along with the new school and fields, the district is planting 218 native trees around the schools. 

Voters approved a $21.4 million bond request in 2018 to cover the local share of the middle school construction and other projects. The state of Delaware is contributing about $34.2 million for the projects.

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