Expansion at Divide County High School

Progress is evident at Divide County High School where an expansion project is nearly complete. Kim Fundingsland/MDN

CROSBY – Progress can be seen at Divide County High School where an expansion project has added much needed space.

“Enrollment numbers are going up and we needed more space for technology and to offer more diverse curriculum,” explained Nick Ator, principal.

The new addition includes five additional classrooms on the north side of the school, new bathrooms and much needed storage space. The addition includes a computer lab, special needs room, art room and classrooms for social studies and STEM science, an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

“We are already using the special needs and art rooms and are in the process of getting operational in the rest of the areas,” said Ator. “There’s minor details still being worked on but basically we’re completed, just not totally moved in yet.”

The school is still waiting for some new computer equipment and furniture, tables and desks, to arrive so that all the new space can be fully utilized.

“We’re good for the next 50 years, at least that’s what we’re hoping,” said Ator.

Divide County High School has an enrollment of 167 students in grades 7-12. There are 200 students at the elementary level.