A groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning for a new middle school in Midland.
The school, now identified as Middle School No. 6, is in District 6. It will be 110,000 square feet and have 46 classrooms.
The cost of the Muscogee County School District school is $19.1 million.
School Superintendent Susan Andrews said the school is needed since projections have about 900 more middle school students in the area over the next 10 years and current north Columbus middle schools are at or near capacity now.
The estimated date of completion is April, 2013.