Photo by Kathryn Acree.
0912 Chelsea Fair Oaks Elementary construction
Construction is well underway on the new Forest Oaks Elementary School located off County Road 337. The school has a planned 2013 opening for grades K-5.
The Shelby County Board of Education has approved the name for a new elementary school currently under construction in Chelsea. The school, which is slated to open in the fall of 2013, will be named Forest Oaks Elementary School.
“We are excited about the naming of Forest Oaks Elementary as it is one important step in the process of opening our new school,” said Dr. Resia Brooks, the school’s principal. “We look forward to the new school’s opening and welcome the opportunity to establish a strong foundation of learning for the students at Forest Oaks Elementary. It is indeed an exciting time!”
The name is the culmination of a committee effort to determine a unique but fitting name for a school located within the Chelsea community. The committee consisted of school leaders, governmental leaders and parent representatives.
Forest Oaks Elementary School will be the third elementary school serving the Chelsea community, joining Chelsea Park Elementary and Mt Laurel Elementary. Once the new school is open in the fall of 2013, all three elementary schools will serve grades K-5. The existing building that houses Chelsea Intermediate School will be used to expand Chelsea Middle School.