Lowe's Grove Middle School

Lowes Grove Middle School was built in 1975, but a school in one form or another has operated in the once-rural community since 1896. With benefit of a special tax the community imposed upon itself, the Lowes Grove School was enlarged after 1910 and with state financing began an agricultural-training curriculum. Students, many from outside the Lowes Grove area, helped keep the school going by raising marketable crops. The high-school grades were moved to then-new Southern High School in 1955, but Durham County continued an elementary school at the campus until 1989. Meantime, the "Lowes Grove" name had also been applied to the newer middle school just across Alston Avenue. The current Lowes Grove Middle School occupies 125,000 square feet on a 28-acre campus, and has an official student capacity of 774.