Northeast Magnet High School
A new state-of-the-art high school was constructed in the northeast quadrant of the district, located in the city of Bel Aire. With the boundary changes adopted March 2012, Northeast Magnet High School moved to the new facility. Twenty-five percent of the 9th grade magnet lottery seats will be reserved for students who live in the Heights attendance boundary to help relieve overcrowding at Heights High School.
The new Northeast Magnet is divided into three main areas: a two-story academic area, a fine arts area and a PE/athletic area. The school features a secure main entrance, a “main street” hallway concept to allow easy access from one side of the school to the other, a 900-seat auditorium and fine arts suite, a library with seating for 100 students, career and technical education classrooms, a 1,800-seat gymnasium with a walking track, a swimming pool and a practice gym that will also be the school's FEMA storm shelter. The school has several alcoves that will be mini-commons areas to give students places to gather during lunch. Energy use concerns have been addressed with natural day lighting and low-e glass windows throughout the school building.
The size of the new facility will allow Northeast Magnet to expand its program by 150 – 180 students. The school is designed so that if funding increases in the future, it can be converted into a traditional comprehensive high school.
Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture is the architect. The Law Company, Inc. is the general contractor. The total contract amount is $31,129,100, which is on budget.
The school is being constructed on 100 acres by the northeast corner of 53rd St. North and Rock Road.
Northeast Magnet was substantially complete in July 2012.
|Last Updated: 10/19/12|