Comstock Schools Are Shifting

Comstock Schools Are Shifting
Posted on 07/10/2019
Comstock Schools Are ShiftingBeginning with the 2019-20 school year there will be a partial reconfiguration of the district which will result in increased programming for students and families, as well as a much more fluid and efficient use of our buildings.

We will be opening the Comstock Early Learning Academy next year in the building previously known as Green Meadow Elementary. This program will house all of our preschool programming, including AM and PM daycare.

Consequently, Green Meadow and North Elementary Schools – with a combined population of around 620 students –will be joining together to form Comstock Elementary School in the building formerly known as Northeast Middle School (NEMS). This building holds more than 700 students, so there is sufficient space for growth as needed. Combining our two small elementary schools offers tremendous benefits - balanced sections; greater elective or special offerings; efficiency in service; greater space for band, music, technology and science; as well as a full sized gym and large cafeteria. When construction is complete, Comstock Elementary School will be fully air conditioned.

Finally, North Elementary will transform into Comstock Middle School. This building holds more than 350 students, which should accommodate the current middle school population of 260 well. We will be working to add a new gymnasium, revamp the cafeteria, enhance technology rooms, and update science labs.

While STEM Academy won't be moving, we will be moving newly purchased portable classrooms from Green Meadow to STEM this summer to help accommodate growth there.

2019-20 will certainly be a year of transition, but the timing is a good fit for our current construction plans, and will put our district in a great place for future growth.