Gwinnett County school leaders on Thursday toured two new schools opening next month.
Baldwin Elementary School, located in Norcross, can hold up to 1,100 students. It is named after Beauty Baldwin, a former Buford city superintendent who is the first African-American woman to serve as a school superintendent in Georgia. The school has extra classrooms for science lab space and a broadcast studio where students will air school news.
Coleman Middle School, located in Duluth, is designed to hold 950 students. It is named after state Rep. Brooks Coleman, D-Duluth, a former Gwinnett educator who is chairman of the House of Representatives education committee. It is the first Gwinnett school that will specialize in integrating science, technology, engineering, the arts and math in its curriculum. The school has a dance studio and a music lab.
Classes start on Aug. 8.
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