Plans for new East Hamilton Middle School unveiled [document, photos]

Tahnika Rodriguez, left, Armando Rodriguez, center, and their daughter Chloe arrive at East Hamilton Middle High School for a community meeting unveiling of plans for the new East Hamilton Middle School on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The new $36 million middle school will be built near Apison Elementary.


Slated to open for the 2020-2021 academic year:Price tag: $36 millionConstruction will begin Feruary 2019Enrollment: 1,200 students in grades 6-8165,000 square foot building

East Hamilton community members were able to get a sense of what the future has in store for their children's schools at a presentation Tuesday night.

Hamilton County school leaders including Superintendent Bryan Johnson and Mayor Jim Coppinger presented plans for the new East Hamilton Middle School at a community forum. Also present were representatives from TWH Architects, the firm hired to design the project.

The school, slated to open for the 2020-2021 school year, and its $36 million price tag is one of several projects made possible by $100 million in bond funds issued by the county.