BERKELEY COUNTY, W.VA. - Bigger and smaller make Spring Mills Middle School better, some people said Saturday morning at the school's dedication.
The rooms and cafeteria are bigger than those at Hedgesville Middle School, said incoming eighth-graders Kayla Churchey and Caitlin Sigler.
The class sizes should be smaller, said Sigler's mother, Becki Phillips.
Most of the 430 students starting school at Spring Mills on Aug. 26, including Kayla and Caitlin, went to Hedgesville Middle School last school year, Spring Mills Principal Marc Arvon said after the dedication ceremony. A few students attended Martinsburg North Middle School.
Hedgesville Middle School has been overcrowded for about five years, Arvon said. With Spring Mills Middle School opening, Hedgesville is expected to have about 600 students left, he said.