New Peach County High School opening in August

Peach County High School is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is also celebrating a new high school.

FORT VALLEY, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) — Peach County High School is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is also celebrating a new high school.

Sitting on more than 100 thousand square feet of land, the school is located off Peach Parkway. According to Ben Maddox, Assistant Superintendent for Operations, the location of the school was chosen because it’s centrally located.

The new school will allow students to access their classes in one building, making it easier to navigate around campus. The old school had a lot of maintenance issues due to age, and many say a change was needed.

“I think the community was ready to see a new school,” Maddox said.

Dr. Ken Hartley, principal and Peach County High graduate, says the new school will provide more courses and resources.

“We’re going to have audio visuals, sports medicine and a computer science class,” Dr. Hartley said.

Although Dr. Hartley will miss the old high school, he thinks the new one will be more beneficial for the students.

The old school has been home to many families over the past 50 years, and the goal is to continue to provide a sense of family.

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