The new J.C. Booth Middle School is a welcome and “fresh new start” to Fayette County Schools. The recently opened, 1,450-student campus was named to Learning By Design’s list of outstanding projects, earning recognition for its innovative learning features and distinct attention to safety and security.
The new school replaces a former middle school of the same name that could no longer support the necessary student capacity as the district in south metro Atlanta experienced significant growth. Throughout the design process, student wellbeing was of paramount importance. Features such as natural lighting, openness, and intuitive circulation provide students with low-stress and easy to comprehend direction and atmosphere. The interior circulation eliminates congestion in the corridors and allows visibility to the outdoors and safety and security features promote positive behavior and high student performance. In addition to designing the new school, MSSA-PBK designed a major modernization to the former J.C. Booth Middle School, which now serves as the district’s Center of Innovation, offering a variety of advanced learning opportunities for students across Fayette County Public Schools.