Nash County Schools awarded $40 million grant for new middle school

NASH COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Nash County Schools has received a $40 million grant to build a new middle school on the southern end of the county.

The Needs Based Grant program, funded by the North Carolina Education Lottery and a $4 million match by Nash County, will be used to build the new Southern Nash Middle School.

“This achievement was the result of a collective effort. I am deeply grateful for the outstanding team within Nash County Public Schools and Nash County Government, as well as the support from our county commissioners and state legislators. It truly was a united endeavor,” said Nash County Superintendent Dr. Steve Ellis.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt, along with Senator Lisa Barnes and Representative Allen Chesser, visited the school system today to present the award to Nash County Public Schools.

According to school officials, the new middle school will have the capacity to serve approximately 1,100 students.

The existing Southern Nash Middle School is slated to be converted into an elementary school once the new school is completed.