Cobb County School Board members have approved naming an architect to design the replacement Eastvalley Elementary School.
Photo: Cobb County School District
Photo: Cobb County School District

Cobb BOE moves ahead with replacing elementary school

The Cobb County School District has taken an additional step to replace one of its elementary schools.

School board members on Thursday unanimously approved a contract with Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, Inc. to perform design work on the replacement Eastvalley Elementary School on Lower Roswell Road in East Cobb for $1.5 million.

The new building will be constructed on the site of the former East Cobb Middle School across from Wheeler High School on Holt Road. It will have 61 classrooms, which is nearly double the 36 classrooms in the current building. 

As of October, the school’s enrollment was 779 students, according to the Georgia Department of Education.  The new Eastvalley school will be around 136,110 square feet and accommodate about 962 students, the school district said. 

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Superintendent Chris Ragsdale said the school district is “excited” about the future of the Eastvalley community. 

“We are once again going to make a new state-of-the-art facility available to Cobb students and staff, which will continue our legacy as the best place to teach, lead, and learn,” he said. 

Board members also voted to rename the restructured Riverside Intermediate School to City View Elementary School. District staff told board members the name was chosen by the community because visitors are treated to a view of Atlanta when they pull into the school’s entrance.

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