Many Changes This Year in Mobile County (Ala.) Schools

Monday, July 30, 2012

It’s going to be a year of change in Mobile County’s public schools: Entire schools have moved, school zones have been altered and two cities have broken away.

What’s more, four high schools are getting specialized career academies, and several schools will undergo major renovations or gear up to be entirely rebuilt. “I think it’s going to be an exciting year,” said schools Superintendent Martha Peek. “Change offers its challenges, but it’s also motivating.”

When Chickasaw and Satsuma split away this summer, the county system lost Satsuma High, relocated an elementary magnet school focusing on math and science in Chickasaw, and rezoned schools, causing a ripple effect on about three dozen others.

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