Madison County Elementary School is a vital part of Gurley's past, present, and future. The school once served grades K through 12, although it currently serves only Pre-K through 8th grades. The future looks bright for Madison County Elementary School, thanks to new facilities being built at this time.
Role in Gurley history
The first school located in Gurley was started in 1907. The school for many years was both the elementary and high school, serving grades K through 12. The historical building located on Wood Street was constructed in 1936. Other additions to the school were built over the years. The high school moved to a new facility on U.S. Highway 72 at Brock Road in 1989, leaving the elementary and middle school at the Wood Street location.
Present and future look bright for the school
At the present time, many of the buildings on campus have been demolished. The historic 1936 building has been saved to be used as part of a new school building, which will be built this year on the campus. The new school will be dedicated at the start of the 2014-2015 school year, and will incorporate the historic building, new lunchroom facilities, new gymnasium facilities, new security measures, and a storm safe room. The history is celebrated and preserved while new memories will be made in the new facility.
Madison County Elementary School has been a part of Gurley for many years. Preserving the historical building while constructing a new facility means that it will continue to be part of the community for years to come.
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