Because Mount Pleasant grew so fast, the Charleston county school district had to make plans for new schools. Even before the new Wando High School was finished, the need for a second High School was already being felt.
Moultrie Middle School and Mount Pleasant Academy are currently under construction and should be open by fall 2009. The district plans to start construction on a new Whitesides Elementary School slated to open in 2010.
A new Jennie Moore Elementary School and Laing Middle School and the creation of a second high school are also in the district’s future capital improvement plans.
According to the Post and Courier,
“Bill Lewis, school district chief of operations for capital programs, said additional land has been purchased at the Jennie Moore Elementary site to make room for a new Laing Middle School. The schools would share campuses, just as Cario Middle School and Charles Pinckney Elementary School do in Park West. But the district has yet to identify funding to build a new Laing”.
Moultrie Middle School and Mount Pleasant Academy students are currently using the old Wando High School campus. When those students move into their new buildings next fall, old Wando would be available for swing space, making way for the Jennie Moore and Laing campus to be built.