The Escambia County School District has chosen Lord & Son Construction to build the newest school in Pensacola, where school overcrowding has become a great concern to the growing metropolitan area of nearly half a million residents.
Lord & Son will build the new $25 million Kingsfield Elementary school at 900 West Kingsfield Road next to Ransom Middle School. The 135,000 square foot school will serve 800 students.
“Our objective is to give relief to Pine Meadows and Beulah and help the growth that is coming to the mid-Escambia County area,” said Escambia County superintendent of schools Malcom Thomas. “Most of that growth is being spurred by Navy Federal. There are housing developments going up in the area and more planned developments in next three to five years. We know some of those homes will be families with children.”
The school is being funded by Local Option Sales Tax dollars and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018. The school was planned in response to population growth in area, much of it spurred by Navy Federal Credit Union.