HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A federal judge approved a plan for school changes submitted by Huntsville City Schools.
School officials are required to have plans that involve new school or consolidating schools approved by the feds because of a Department of Justice desegregation order handed down in the 1970's.
Those plans include a new building for Johnson High School. Once that is complete, Davis Hills and Ed White middle schools will merge and occupy a new building on the old Johnson site.
The goal for those moves is fall of 2016.
Meanwhile, a new Grissom High facility will be built on National Boulevard, near the South Parkway Sam's Club.
A new Whitesburg Elementary is also slated to open in 2015.
And a new elementary school is planned for west Huntsville - taking in students from Terry Heights and University Place. It is being built on the site of the old Terry Heights school.
In 2018, there will be a replacement for MLK and Lincoln elementary schools. It is being built on the MLK campus off Meridian Street.