The steel framing for the new Owls Head school is rising.

Nearly four months after ground was broken, the school is taking shape.

The project is expected to be completed in time for students to move into it for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

The new school will have two stories, with a first-floor footprint of 28,000 square feet. There will be classrooms on both floors.

The existing Owls Head Central School will be leveled during the summer of 2018.

The general contractor for the Owls Head school is Blaine Casey of Augusta, which was the low bidder at $7,678,275. The new school was designed by architect Jason Merriam.