-photo courtesy of Councilman David Marks-
Baltimore County and BCPS officials held an official ground breaking for the new northeast Middle School on King Avenue in Rosedale on Thursday morning May 12.
The event was attended by Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams, members of the County Council, members of the school board and state elected officials.
“This morning, I was thrilled to join the groundbreaking for a new Northeast Middle School. Set to open in 2024, this new school will provide a world class learning environment for over 1,400 students across northeast Baltimore County,” Olszewski said.
“As County Executive, I will continue doing everything I can to provide world class schools for all of our students across Baltimore County.”
The $103 million project, which will provide nearly 205,500 square feet of learning space along King Avenue.
The new middle school will be a replacement for Golden Ring Middle School and will help alleviate some of the overcrowding at Perry Hall Middle School.
Both Councilman David Marks and Councilwoman Cathy Bevins attended the ground breaking.
Marks said this will be the first middle school in eastern Baltimore County in nearly 50 years. He added that the northeast area is in the process of having two schools and one addition being built.
“Working with our partners on the Board of Education, in state and county government, we’ve supported three new schools in northeastern Baltimore County since 2018,” Marks said.
“The new Rossville Elementary School will open this summer, an expansion and renovation is advancing at Pine Grove Middle School, and planning is underway to look at our long-neglected high schools.”
Bevins added the new school will be “tremendous addition” for the greater community.
This was a collaborative effort between our local and state governments. I would like to thank County Executive Johnny Olszewski, my colleagues on the County Council, our partners in Annapolis, Superintendent Darryl Williams, School Board Chair Julie Henn, and many more for all of their hard work in making this a reality,” Bevins said in a statement.