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Construction of new St. Johns County high school moving along, name to be decided next month

St. Johns County Opening New High School to Control Overcrowding
St. Johns County Opening New High School to Control Overcrowding

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – In St. Johns County, crews have been hard at work building a new high school to help address overcrowding in the district. The St. Johns County School Board said the new school is desperately needed.

The high school is planning a topping-off ceremony at 1 p.m. Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the school’s highest point.

A topping-off ceremony is a milestone for any major construction. It marks when the last beam is placed.

The school, which for now is labeled HHH, will have its name and mascot officially announced Dec. 8. A list of finalists will be narrowed down by the results of a survey given to parents. The school is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

Some options included Ancient City High School, Nine Mile High School, Tocoi High School, North River High School, Tolomato High School and River Valley High School.

The district has already announced the school’s colors: burnt orange, gunmetal gray, and black.

There are 11 options for a mascot, including the Bulls, Longhorns, Tigers, Razorbacks, Toros, Hurricanes, Vikings or Moccasins.

The high school, located near the intersection of International Golf Parkway north of State Road 16 will eventually hold 2,000 students, easing crowding at Bartram Trail and Nease high schools.

About the Author:

Ashley Harding joined the Channel 4 news team in March 2013 and reports every weekday for The Morning Show.