School Bond 2008 - Central High School


Campus: Central High School

Architect: Craig Kinney/Huckabee Inc.

Estimated Cost: $47,540,750

View a detailed PDF of this plan - Updated 8-19-09


  • New entry along Houston Harte Freeway.
  • New image/front door for the community.
  • New Entry / Administration / Science building.
  • New CATE Shop Building to house vocational programs.
  • Reuse of most of the landmark existing buildings as a base to renovate, reinvent, and revitalize the campus.
  • Upgrades in ADA accessibility requirements.
  • Parking and road ways will be restricted to the perimeter of the campus. Students will be able to walk almost the entire campus without crossing dangerous asphalt. This will create a safer and more pleasant atmosphere.
  • Increased parking.
  • Demolition of old, inefficient, out of date, and security-risk buildings. The new campus will have less “visual clutter”, fewer buildings to maintain, fewer unmonitored areas
  • New security enhancements such as road way improvements and security cameras.
  • New water friendly landscaping.
  • Technology upgrades so that the entire campus becomes state-of-the-art.
  • All campus buildings will incorporate new “green-friendly” features such as high efficiency lighting, energy efficient environmental controls, mechanical systems, etc.
  • New/renovated outdoor areas: the Main Courtyard and Practice Field.
  • New fixtures, furnishings and equipment for the majority of the campus.

ADA Compliance

  • Ramps/Doors
  • Restroom upgrades

Renovations and Repair

  • Academic buildings renovated per schedule

New Additions

  • 18 - 20 science labs and administrative support building
  • Replace Vocational classrooms

Site Improvements

  • Multiple Site Improvements


  • Replace HVACs, add Energy Management System, upgrade plumbing, upgrade electrical, upgrade interior
    lighting, install fire alarm system