The Future Home of Lemon Street Campus
Marietta City Schools (MCS) announced plans to relocate its Central Office to the site of the old Lemon Street High School, creating a new educational campus for the District (coming in 2021).
- Central Office designed to replicate the c. 1930 Lemon Street High School building, which had been demolished in 1967.
- Plans for Central Office include a new museum, developed in conjunction with Kennesaw State University’s Department of Museums, Archives,and Rare Books, to tell the story of MCS from 1892 to the present, including the segregation era, with a special exhibition on the surrounding community.
- Marietta Performance Learning Center relocates into the c. 1950 Lemon Street Grammar School across the street.
- The new Performance Learning Center will preserve the building’s exterior and key architectural features while rehabilitating the interior, making it conducive for today’s learning.
“We have always known, due to its unique history, that the Lemon Street Grammar School was worth saving. The question was whether we could afford to save the building while being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. We are pleased to say that,
after careful study, we will be able to do both.”
-Grant Rivera, Superintendent