Austin HS readying for construction of new school

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A temporary campus will begin to take shape this summer just across the street from Austin High School as crews begin installing modular buildings to accommodate students during construction of their new school.

The temporary campus will be located along South Lockwood Drive, directly behind the current school. Students will have access to the same programming, activities, clubs, and sports that are currently being offered.

Austin High School is being rebuilt as part of the 2012 Bond Program. The $79.6 million project calls for a new facility that preserves the original building’s architecturally significant building structure and can accommodate up to 2,000 students.

“This is an exciting time for the Austin High School community,” Austin Principal Steve Guerrero said. “Change is never easy, but it will be worth it when we see the end result — a modern, new school that enhances our academic and career training programs and inspires pride in our students and community.”

Construction on the temporary campus will begin in July, with crews finishing in December. Students will report to the original Austin High School on Aug. 28 for the first day of the 2017-2018 school year. They won’t move to the temporary campus until January when they return from winter break.

Once students and staff are moved into the temporary campus, demolition of the old building and construction of the new one will begin.

For more information about the transition process and how it will impact students, go to the Austin High School website or review the Austin High School Construction Transition Plan FAQ (English I Spanish).

You also may view a site map of the temporary campus and view a photo gallery showcasing the type of modular buildings that will be used for the temporary campus.