The Harrison County School District is adding a new elementary school located on Three Rivers Road in Gulfport, MS. It will be called River Oaks Elementary (K-6) and will be open in August, 2014. Over 75,000 square feet will welcome over 900 new students. Also new to this location are administrative offices, library, combo cafeteria/auditorium and a full size gym.
Some students from Woolmarket Elementary, Three Rivers Elementary, Bel-Aire Elementary, and possibly Crossroads Elementary, will be transferred to the new $12.4 million school. The district is in the process of adjusting those attendance zones and will notify parents before school lets out for the summer. Additionally, there is already talk of more new elementary and/or middle schools for the district as well according to Henry Arledge, Harrison County Schools Superintendent.
A few new construction home communities are welcoming the new elementary school including, Hunters Chase, Hatten Farm, Plantation Estates and Turtle Creek.