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Video: Highlands Elementary School being demolished to make way for new school building

Highlands Elementary School is being demolished so a new school can be rebuilt in its place for the 2024-25 school year.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Say goodbye to the old Highlands Elementary School!

Duval County Public Schools shared video last week showing the demolition work underway.

Highlands Elementary Demolition

We're excited to announce a major step forward in our community: the demolition of the old to make way for the new Highlands Elementary School. Thanks to the half-penny sales tax funding, this 98,000-square-foot school will bring quality education to our community with a capacity for over 750 students in August 2024! Learn more at duvalschools.org/half-penny #NewBeginnings #YourHalfPennyAtWork

Posted by Duval County Public Schools on Monday, July 3, 2023

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The plan is to build a new 98,000-square-foot school to go in its place.

The new Highlands Elementary is expected to greet about 750 students in August 2024.

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During the 2023-24 school year, Highlands students, staff, and faculty will utilize the now-vacant building of Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School.

That school is now vacant because students from that school are now going to a newly-remodeled Rutledge Pearson Elementary School.

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