To much fanfare, the transformation of El Paso’s Coronado High School has begun. A groundbreaking event, attended by students, staff, and community members, marked an exciting start to the highly anticipated project.
As part of the EPISD 2016 voter-approved bond program, the 215,000 sq ft project will create a functional, secure, and future-proof campus at Coronado High School. Along with new classrooms, the project includes an administration wing, a new field house, infrastructure upgrades, and a new gym.
“These buildings have served us well for more than 5 decades, but the years have taken its toll, as they do, and so modernization is needed,” says Principal Marc Escareno.
Added safety features will include security cameras, intrusion detection, access controls, and a secure main entry vestibule.
“Our primary purpose is having a safe healthy facility for the educational well-being of our youth and help them get ready for life, and we see that as a community asset. We are excited about the good this will do for our students,” says Superintendent Juan Cabrera.
HB Construction, Parkhill Smith and Cooper, and Jacobs Engineering have teamed together to create a plan of action for phasing and scheduling to minimize campus disruptions. With primary focus on occupant safety, the project team is working along EPISD and school staff to achieve project goals.
For more information, visit EPISD.org.