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Madison City Schools celebrates groundbreaking of Midtown Elementary

The 128,000-square-foot school will hold up to 900 students.

MADISON, Alabama — Madison City Schools officials and local leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of Midtown Elementary on Wednesday.

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The new school will be located off Wall Triana Hwy. The 128,000-square-foot building will hold up to 900 students.

The school's mascot will be the wildcats, a carryover from West Madison Elementary.

The school system is able to build the new school because of the recent property tax increase in the city.

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Madison City Schools Superintendent Dr. Ed Nichols said, "It really gives us not only the opportunity to build the elementary and the middle school, but also in the future to look at additions and then, things that aren't glamorous like HAVC, air conditioning, and roofing projects."

Construction on a new middle school in Madison will begin in the next few months. Midtown Elementary School is set to open in the fall next year.