• News Release: New Greenbelt Middle School Opens on Monday

    August 16, 2012
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications
    GREENBELT, MD – The new Greenbelt Middle School will open its doors Monday, Aug. 20 to welcome students to the 2012-13 school year. To celebrate, the school will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to start the school day.

    Construction for the $53.6 million project kicked off in Sept. 2010. The new two-story building will serve approximately 1,000 students in grades 6 through 8. Features include a media center, gymnasium, cafeteria, and specialized classrooms for technology education, ESOL, science, special education and music.

    “Students and families in Greenbelt have been eagerly awaiting the completion of their new middle school,” said Verjeana M. Jacobs, Esq., Chair of the Prince George’s County Board of Education. “I extend my appreciation to the task force, the Greenbelt City Council, and our county’s elected officials for their efforts and assistance in securing funding for this much-needed project.”

    With input from the Greenbelt Middle School Task Force, the Greenbelt Middle School project team developed a plan for the site that features a new 143,277-square-foot school building, as well as renovations to the existing school to preserve its historical significance and provide an additional site for the community. The original school was one of the oldest structures in the county.

    View photos of the school here.
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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. The school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.