On Monday, February 10th, members of the Jenkins
High School community gathered with Board members, district staff and project
partners to officially break ground on the new ESPLOST-funded Jenkins High
School facility. Construction crews are
hard at work on the replacement school that will have room for 1,375 students.
The new Jenkins High will be a two-story, 239,000 square
foot building that will replace the current facility which opened in the late
1950’s. Located directly behind the
existing school, the new facility will feature a gymnasium, auditorium, cafeteria,
shooting range, energy labs with solar panels and a media center. There will be 74 instructional spaces
including 37 classrooms, 2 engineering labs, 10 science labs and 3 computer
labs. Additionally, the new school’s
athletic facilities will include a wrestling room, baseball field, softball
field, practice football field and tennis courts.
The building is projected to be ready to welcome students
for the 2021-22 School Year.
To see more photos from the event click here.