New Clay County elementary school down to 3 possible names

Magnolia Mills Elementary School is one of the possible names for a new elementary school in Green Cove Springs. (Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. – A new elementary school that is being built in Clay County needs a name, and the district is now down to three choices.

Here are the options for Elementary School “R” which is being built in Green Cove Springs:

  • Spring Park Elementary, mascot: Minnows
  • Blackcreek Trails Elementary, mascot: Ramblers
  • Magnolia Mills Elementary, mascot: Owls

A naming committee selected the three options and will present the names to the school board for final selection during a Nov. 4 board meeting.

The opening date for the new school is set for August 2023.

The district told News4Jax the school does not have an exact address yet but is planned for Green Cove Springs off County Road 315.

The school site is approximately 20 acres and will be a K-6 school in the Creekview Trail Development area.

The school capacity will be for 862 students and the goal, the district said, is to relieve overcrowding that is happening at Lake Asbury Elementary and Paterson Elementary Schools.

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