Natrona County School District officials are scheduled to break ground next week on the $11 million Lincoln Elementary School.

Officials with the school district say the new school will contain four K-3 classrooms and three fourth and fifth grade classrooms.

District executive director of business services Dennis Bay says the new north Casper school should help ease the strain of overcrowding.

“The existing North Casper Elementary, compared with the new Lincoln Elementary as a replacement school, can service a little over 100 more students,” Bay said.

Bay says the new school has a projected capacity of just over 380 students. The new 53,000 sq. ft. school will also be nearly 20,000 square feet larger than the current North Casper Elementary School.

The groundbreaking event is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 945 N. Jane St.