Madison High School will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 5 p.m. to celebrate the start of construction on their new facility, which is being rebuilt as part of the HISD’s 2012 Bond Program.
The $94 million project calls for a new school that can accommodate up to 2,100 students. The two-story building will be built facing West Orem Drive on the school’s existing athletic fields. A two-story foyer will double as a dining commons and large gathering space, while also providing plenty of natural light.
The school entrance will be flanked by three two-story academic wings to the east and performing arts and community spaces to the west. The gym and athletics area will be located to the northeast. Also located to the northeast will be a new competition swimming pool.
Madison is among 40 schools across the district being renovated or rebuilt as part of the 2012 Bond Program. Construction is currently underway at more than two dozen campuses — more than at any other time in district history.
By the end of the summer, nearly half of all bond projects will be complete. Once all work is done, HISD will boast one of the most modern portfolios of urban high schools in the nation.