New Furr HS set to open this summer

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Construction on the new Furr High School is now about 75 percent complete, and the building is on track to open this coming summer.

As part of HISD’s $1.89 billion bond program, Furr will receive a new 182,000-square-foot $55 million building to accommodate 1,300 students. The three-story building has been designed to enhance the school’s science, technology, engineering, and arts programs. It will include flexible, brightly colored learning areas with moveable furniture and sliding glass doors to make the rooms easily adjustable.

After construction wraps up, the building will be stocked with new furniture and technology, making the building ready for teachers and staff to move in. Once teachers and students have moved into the new building, the old structure will be abated and demolished to make room for athletics fields and additional parking.

Through HISD’s voter-approved 2012 Bond Program, 40 schools, including 29 high schools, are being rebuilt or renovated across the district. Active construction is currently underway on roughly three dozen projects — more activity than at any other time in district history. Once all work is complete, the district will boast of one of the most modern portfolios of urban high schools in the country.