County's 10 new schools to be ready for fall

SUWANEE - Gwinnett County Public Schools officials said the district's 10 new schools will be ready for students when classes resume in a month.

During a presentation Thursday to the Gwinnett County Board of Education, Area Superintendent Calvin Watts said effective planning and cross-divisional collaboration are key to successfully opening a new school.

"The physical completion of a new school facility is not an end," Watts said. "It is a beginning."

The new schools opening this summer are Archer High School, Mountain View High School, Bay Creek Middle School, Couch Middle School, North Gwinnett Middle School, Twin Rivers Middle School, Starling Elementary School, White Oak Elementary School, Woodward Mill Elementary School and a replacement building for J.G. Dyer Elementary Schools.

Community members will be able to tour the new facilities during the schools' open houses, scheduled for July 19, 25 or 26.

The new school year begins Aug. 10.

SideBar: Open houses

Open houses for Gwinnett's new schools:

· Where: Mountain View High School, 2351 Sunny Hill Road, Lawrenceville

· When: 1 to 3 p.m. July 19

· Where: Bay Creek Middle School, 821 Cooper Road, Grayson

· When: 1 to 3 p.m. July 19

· Where: Starling Elementary School, 1725 Grayson Highway, Grayson

· When: 1 to 3 p.m. July 19

· Where: Woodward Mill Elementary School, 2020 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville

· When: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 19

· Where: Couch Middle School, 1777 Grayson Highway, Grayson

· When: 2 to 4 p.m. July 19

· Where: Twin Rivers Middle School, 2300 Braselton Highway, Buford

· When: 2 to 4 p.m. July 19

· Where: J.G. Dyer Elementary School, 1707 Hurricane Shoals Road, Dacula

· When: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 19

· Where: Archer High School, 2255 New Hope Road, Lawrenceville

· When: 1 to 4 p.m. July 25

· Where: North Gwinnett Middle School, 170 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Sugar Hill

· When: 1 to 3 p.m. July 26

· Where: White Oak Elementary School, 6442 Suwanee Dam Road, Buford

· When: 2 to 4 p.m. July 26