Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Jenkins High School facility on Friday, April 8, 2022. Though delayed by the pandemic, the event marked a celebration of the completion of the massive project which opened for students in August 2021. The new facility replaced the existing school located on a 40-acre site off of DeRenne Avenue.
The 69-million dollar, 239,000 square foot, two-story high school includes a gymnasium, auditorium, cafeteria, JROTC shooting range, energy labs with solar panels, and a media center. Jenkins boasts seventy-four instructional spaces: 37 classrooms, 2 engineering labs, 10 science labs and 3 computer labs. Additionally, the new school's athletic facilities include a wrestling room, baseball field, softball field, practice football field and tennis courts.
The new building also includes facilities to support a full STEM curriculum, and a special needs wing for Exceptional Children of the Coastal Georgia Comprehensive Academy. Jenkins can accommodate 1,375 students. The building welcomed students in August 2021 at the start of the 2021-22 school year.
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