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Construction begins on permanent home for Afrocentric boys school in Louisville

April 25, 2024
Jefferson County Public Schools is building a $62 million campus for W.E.B. Dubois Academy.

Nearly six years after opening W.E.B. DuBois Academy, the Jefferson County (Kentucky) district has broken ground in Louisville on what will be the school's permanent home.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that the $62 million campus will serve middle and high school boys who learn from an Afrocentric curriculum. 

The school is expected to open in August 2026 behind Thomas Jefferson Middle School in the Newburg neighborhood.

As of now, the school operates in two separate locations about 10 minutes apart. The middle school is on Indian Trail Road in the former Liberty High building, and the high school iis housed in a Sullivan University building.


MORE: YouTube video from Jefferson County (Kentucky) Public Schools of groundbreaking ceremony for W.E.B. DuBois Academy.

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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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