ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County Public Schools is preparing to open five new schools in August.
Officials said the new schools will add student capacity in growing areas including, Horizon West, Apopka and Meadow Woods.
The Horizon West community will see the opening of three new schools: Hamlin Elementary, Hamlin Middle and Panther Lake Elementary.
Students in the city of Apopka will be absorbed by Kelly Park School.
The Meadow Woods and Boggy Creek areas near the Osceola County border will see the addition of Stonewyck Elementary School.
Officials said the schools add nearly 5,000 seats of capacity to the Orange County school district.
“The projects represent a $156.2 million investment in students by taxpayers, developers and property owners, creating about 1,155 jobs,” said a spokesperson for Orange County Public Schools. “The economic impact of the projects in Orange County is about $176.9 million. All five schools were built to Green Globes environmental construction standards.”
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