JCPS breaks ground on 'state-of-the-art' elementary school in west Louisville

Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) broke ground on a new elementary school in west Louisville Monday morning. It's the first district school to be built in west Louisville in more than 20 years, according to JCPS. 

The "state-of-the-art" school will be connected to the YMCA on West Broadway and is expected to open in 2023. The project comes with a nearly $28 million price tag.

“Our students deserve to learn in facilities that aren’t just clean and serviceable, but modern, innovative and cutting edge,” JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio said. “Just imagine the excitement and energy of our students who will get to come here every day. Not only will the spaces be more inspiring and healthier, but investing in these facilities sends the message to our kids that they matter, that they deserve high-quality instruction, and that we are committed to preparing them for success.”

JCPS said the school will hold about 650 students once complete.

The YMCA and the school will share a gym with the potential to share other facilities, the district added. The two-story, 79,180 square-foot school will house 28 classrooms.

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