Advertisement

New West Memphis Junior High School undergoes construction

Wonder Junior High School in West Memphis, Arkansas
Wonder Junior High School in West Memphis, Arkansas(Nick Coulter)
Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 1:29 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (WMC) - A new junior high school will soon have students filling its hallways in West Memphis.

The Arkansas Department of Education approved $20 million in funding for two new schools.

Wonder Junior High and East Junior High School will merge to create the new Wonder Junior High.

The building is located at East Broadway and will replace the existing buildings on Madison and Goodwin.

The $26 million project will take 18 months of construction in hopes of opening in 2023.

Tuesday, the school district held a groundbreaking event with guest speakers including the superintendent, Jon Collins and West Memphis Senator, Keith Ingram.

Wonder Junior High School in West Memphis, Arkansas
Wonder Junior High School in West Memphis, Arkansas(Nick Coulter)

Copyright 2021 WMC. All rights reserved.