Site Selected for Replacement Robert E. Aylor Middle School

Site Selected for Replacement Robert E. Aylor Middle School
Posted on 01/02/2019
DecorativeFor Immediate Release
January 2, 2019
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications.
540-662-3888 ext. 88235

The Frederick County School Board has authorized the purchase of approximately 57 acres at 471 White Oak Road in Stephens City on which the replacement Robert E. Aylor Middle School will be built. The property, which is immediately east of the Cedar Meadows development, will be purchased for $1.3 million.

Schools Superintendent David Sovine says, “We are extremely pleased to have reached agreement on the purchase of the property for the replacement Aylor Middle School. Five sites were evaluated as potential locations for the school. The site that’s been selected features a number of benefits including access to a transportation network that can support the traffic generated by the school as well as ready access to public water and sewer service. In addition, the replacement Aylor Middle School will become a true neighborhood school as residential development continues in the areas adjacent to the property where the school will be built. We are looking forward to breaking ground on the project later this year.”

The Frederick County Board of Supervisors has appropriated $45.5 million for the project and the School Board is committed to using that funding to build a school that will accommodate the greatest number of students and possible future expansion without affecting the ability to implement current instructional best practices and the integration of technology. School division personnel are working to have the replacement Robert E. Aylor Middle School open in the fall of 2021 recognizing that completing the project within that timeline represents an extremely ambitious construction schedule.