FORT MILL, SC (WBTV) - Fort Mill's newest school started Thursday, along with many other schools in South Carolina.
Pleasant Knoll Middle School, located on Pleasant Road, welcomes more than 800 6th through 8th graders. There are about 15,000 students enrolled in the entire Fort Mill District.
Pleasant Knoll Middle is the first three-story school in the district. The total cost for the school is just shy of $37 million, with $28 million of that being construction alone.
Classes start at 8:10 a.m. but parents can start dropping their children off at 7:40 a.m.
"We've been very fortunate to have our community for stepping up on those bond referendums, they put education at the forefront," Principal Grey Young said.
It took around two years to build the school.
Schools in Rock Hill York (District 3), Lancaster, Chester, York (District 1), Clover (District 2) and Chesterfield also start back Thursday, Aug. 17.