Increased Enrollment Causes Headland Elementary to Expand

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Headland Elementary has been seeing more of these.

Superintendent Dennis Coe, of Henry County Schools, says, "We had an enrollment of 666 children and now four years later we're up between 815 and 820."

Superintendent Coe says each year the number of students enrolling at Headland increases. Added subdivisions and growing businesses are the main contributors to the abundance of students.

He adds, "We are getting a lot of young couples to move here for our schools and for the other activities that are offered here in the town."

Faye Shites, the Principal of Headland Elementary, says, "We are going to add 18 additional classrooms, and then a central administrative area."

Principal of Headland Elementary, Faye Shites, is hoping by November 1st, construction can begin on the school.

Shites says additional classrooms will compensate an old building being demolished in the process due to age. School officials are hoping the added space will continue to keep Headland Elementary a place for students to grow and learn.

School officials say the construction process will take about 10 months to complete.

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