Iredell County, specifically Statesville, NC, has seen a slow and steady growth in their population over the years. The need for a new middle school was desperately needed, and in 2014 the new School Bond was approved by voters.
The Statesville Middle School is in need of extensive renovations with the majority of the buildings from the 1960s/1970s and Northview IB will move in once the renovations are complete to allow an additional 200-250 students. So these two projects are a win-win for Iredell-Statesville Schools.
Currently, the Statesville Middle School is not conducive to the middle school student population. Students’ classrooms are on different floors, and some have to walk outside during class transitions in rain, ice, and snow; this poses supervision and safety issues. Each student has laptops; however, the current wiring is not up to standards of 21st century learning.
The new, Third Creek Middle School will solve a lot of these issues that are at the current middle school. New Atlantic is constructing the new school on the campus of the Third Creek Elementary School. The capacity that is planned is for 600-650 with an 800 expandable capacity in the future.
Architect: Moseley Architects
New Atlantic was honored to be a part of the groundbreaking, and enjoyed seeing the excitement of the 4th graders who will attend this new school. Special guest were Congressman Tedd Budd and the Statesville Mayor, Costi Kutteh, who high-fived each student after his speech.