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Replacement elementary is under construction in Ormond Beach, Fla.

July 3, 2023
The Volusia County district plans to open the new Tomoka Elementary School in 2024.

The Volusia County (Fla.) district has broken ground on a new Tomoka Elementary School in Ormond Beach.

The existing school opened in 1968, and the new facility will be rebuilt on the same site.

Students will be temporarily housed at the former Osceola Elementary campus until the school is complete.

The design of the new school is inspired by Tomoka State Park and the surrounding neighborhood. It will incorporate a blue and green natural color scheme representing the Tomoka River and the area’s old-growth oak trees. 

The design also honors the history of schools in the Tomoka area near Ormond Beach, which dates to 1885 when the area’s first school began at the Tomoka Settlement along the Tomoka River. 

The capacity of the school, which had 734 students at the end of the 2022-23 school year, will increase to 836 student stations. The new school is projected to open to students in the fall 2024. 

The architect is BRPH and the builder is WELBRO Building Corporation.

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