Wellington Elementary is dedicated as Fayette's newest school

More than 300 people attended a dedication ceremony Sunday for Wellington Elementary School, one of two new facilities in the Fayette County system.

Principal Meribeth Gaines said the ceremony in the school's gym

included remarks by Fayette County Superintendent Tom Shelton and music by a school choir.

Wellington was built to help handle growth in student enrollment in Fayette County. More than 36,000 students are attending Fayette public schools this year. The district was serving about 33,700 student as recently as


Wellington, on Keithshire Way in the southeastern part of Lexington, has about 550 students enrolled, Gaines said. Its capacity is 650.

The other facility the schools system opened this year is Locust Trace AgriScience Farm on Leestown Road.