Preliminary plans for an addition to the overcrowded Clarksburg High School are expected to go before Montgomery County Board of Education in early 2013, The Gazette reports.
Clarksburg Principal James Koutsos told The Gazette that the two-story addition would ease “overflow” at the school, which is using 11 portable classrooms and may add one or two more next year.
In November, the school board approved $11.8 million for the addition.
A new cluster of schools in Clarksburg was formed in 2006-07 to accommodate an enrollment surge spurred by a housing growth Upcounty, according to data from the MCPS Division of Long Range Planning.
But enrollments keep growing at Clarksburg schools. The 1,909 students enrolled at Clarksburg puts the facility over its 1,575-student capacity, according to MCPS enrollment figures obtained by Patch.
Growth also is being felt in the middle and elementary schools.
According to MCPS enrollment data, a new middle school is expected to open in August 2016 to alleviate projected overcrowding at Rocky Hill Middle School.
Also, a new elementary schoolis expected to open for the 2014 school year to alleviate crowding, The Gazette has reported.