Dowling Middle School will receive a new $59 million school to accommodate 1,300 to 1,500 students.
The design features include a three-story academic building, a fine arts building, dining commons, and gym. A large secure courtyard area will be located at the center of the school for students to gather throughout the day and be used for casual learning.
The school is just entering the construction phase, with the project to be bid in the first quarter of 2016. Construction is expected to last about 24 months.