Cullman Middle School expansion on track

Construction at Cullman Middle School (Cullman City Schools)

Construction continues at Cullman Middle School, which is in the midst of a large expansion that will add 16 classrooms and several new amenities.

CULLMAN, Ala. – With students out for the summer and classes wrapped for the 2022-2023 school year, Cullman Middle School is still as busy as ever as construction on an ambitious expansion continues to roll forward in preparation for the years to come.

The project is adding a new wing with 16 classrooms that will also double as a tornado shelter on campus. A new performing arts space, library agriscience space and administrative offices are also in the works. Once work is complete, sixth-grade students will attend Cullman Middle School. Sixth graders currently attend East and West Elementary Schools under the system’s existing configuration.

Work is divided into two phases, with a project completion date of January 2025. Sixth-grade students will be at Cullman Middle School starting in the fall of 2025.

Work crews are close to completing the installation of the roof trusses and windows in the first phase of construction. The masonry crew has also started laying brick on the exterior, while the electrical, plumbing and HVAC crews are working on the interior of the building.

“The project is going really well. We met with the interior design firm that has selected the furniture options for our classrooms, media center and office spaces,” Cullman Middle School Principal Jake Johnson said. “All of the furniture for the new facility has been ordered and is scheduled for delivery as soon as construction is complete.”

As for what families and students can expect this fall, the first phase is scheduled to be completed in late September, and officials hope to have everyone moved into the new facility by mid-October. Students will continue to be dropped off and picked up on the Ninth Street (north side) side of campus until the new road has been completed, but that will not happen until after the school occupies the first phase of the new building.

“We are just so excited to see the progress being made on a daily basis!,” Johnson added. “First Team Construction, Lathan and Associates and our district-level leadership have all been great to work with throughout this process.”