With both Madison County High School and Danielsville Elementary School gaining more space and the middle school gaining a new building, Comer Elementary School is now the system’s most densely populated campus.
Madison County school leaders discussed the elementary school’s status after a review of enrollment numbers at their Aug. 12 meeting.
“Comer has really become our most crowded school,” Madison County superintendent Dr. Mitch McGhee said. “That’s something we’re going to have to think about in the future.”
McGhee added that Comer Elementary was built on “open-classroom concept,” but the system has since gone back and piecemealed it.
“Because of that, it’s not a very well-built solid school,” McGhee said.
Madison County High School and Danielsville Elementary School had some of their space problems alleviated after moving certain grade levels to renovated wings of the old middle school building.
Danielsville Elementary moved its fourth and fifth grade students to the old middle school to form the Colt Academy while Madison County High School moved its Freshman Academy there.
Meanwhile, Comer has grown more populated, with most of the boon coming in the kindergarten and third grade levels as school started.
The other six schools’ enrollment numbers fell under projections, leaving the system about 100 students short of what school leaders had anticipated.
“Most likely it’s going to fluctuate a little bit and go up through Labor Day and after Labor Day,” McGhee said.