Schoolhouse Beat

New high school campus is Wake County's most expensive

The Wake County (N.C.) district has opened the largest and most expensive high school in its history. The Raleigh News & Observer says that the $75 million, 349,000-square-foot Rolesville High School dwarfs all prior construction projects in the district. It’s the first four-story high school in the county and the first designed from scratch to hold more than 2,200 students. School leaders tout Rolesville High as a state-of-the-art school, but critics question whether the cost is too high. Others worry whether the size of campus is conducive to learning.

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