A ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 18 heralded the completion of the new Enon Elementary School at 2001 E. Hundred Road. Teachers were allowed to set... Enon gets a new elementary school

A ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 18 heralded the completion of the new Enon Elementary School at 2001 E. Hundred Road.

Teachers were allowed to set up their classrooms Dec. 19-20, and students will report Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Enon-area students have been attending “learning cottages” (trailers) at Marguerite Christian Elementary School for the past 18 months after the original Enon Elementary School – built in 1938 – was demolished in the summer of 2017.

The new school was the second in Chesterfield County built using a prototype, district spokesman Shawn Smith said. Beulah Elementary School, which was the first, opened in September.

The new Enon Elementary – which cost $30,975,000 – will initially house 527 students but will grow to approximately 700 in the fall of 2019 to relieve overcrowding at Elizabeth Scott Elementary, Smith said. It was funded through a bond referendum voters approved in 2013.