Wake County Schools

Students, parents get glimpse inside new Wake County school

Posted August 25, 2016 6:25 p.m. EDT

— Summer is rapidly coming to a close for students across the Triangle and when traditional calendar classes start Monday, Wake County will open a handful of new schools.

Students and parents had the opportunity to take a first look at Beaverdam Elementary School in Raleigh Thursday evening.

“All we have been hearing is ‘I am so excited to go to Beaverdam, I am so excited’,” said Principal Marion Evans. “We actually had one child who was supposed to remain at this primary school who asked if he could be transferred to Beaverdam.”

Students seemed excited, but there is still work to be done on the new school before classes begin.

Outside, the landscaping needed some finishing touches and inside there was still some painting to be done.

Beaverdam Elementary is one of five new schools opening this year, all driven by constant growth in the Wake County student population.

The price for the new school was about $25.4 million.

District officials said they are continuing to fine tune bus routes before Monday and expect a relatively smooth start to the year.