North Central High School
The North Central High School classroom addition project was made possible through savings realized when projects for other work done as part of the 2009 bond came in under budget. The school board, in the regular board session and public hearing of Aug. 22, 2012, made the decision to commit some of the 'undesignated capital funds' to two projects: classroom additions at North Central High School, and classroom replacement at Mullan Road Elementary.
Major work to the 30-year-old North Central facility is slated to be on the next phase of the district's 25-year plan which will be before the voters in 2015. By doing part of this work now, the project can be done at a lower cost due to the very good construction climate. For information regarding this or any other construction projects, please contact our Capital Projects office at 509.354.5775.
The North Central High School campus was not originally designed to house 1600 students. Two portable additions were added to accomodate students and staff at the site, including use of 'The Annex' (former U.S. Postal Office) on the far northeast portion of the campus. The distance of these additional teaching spaces creates loss of instructional time as students walk from the central campus to the annex, lack of access for students with mobility issues, and lack of supervision and safety to and from the site. In addition, the North Central site lacks the science teaching spaces and equipment that are now standard at the other district high schools, meeting the needs of a more rigorous science curriculum.
Current Facility Size (Approx Square Feet): 206,415
Current Site Size (Approx Acres): 18.4
Scope of Project: Relocate classroom spaces out of annex and portables to main campus by adding needed classrooms. Consolidate science department into one building, upgrade science classrooms to meet current ed specs by adding 6 science labs. Create design allowing for Institute of Science and Technology program expansion.
Project Estimated Budget: $16 million
Project Architectural Firm: NAC|Architectural of Spokane
General Contractor: Garco Construction, Inc.
Estimated Construction Period: Fall 2013 to Summer 2014