riverdale high

Rutherford County, Tenn., commissioners approve expansions at 3 high schools

June 29, 2022
The county has allocated about $136 million to expand Riverdale, Smyrna and Oakland high schools.

Rutherford County, Tenn., commissioners have allocated about $136 million to expand three high schools in the Rutherford County district. 

Riverdale, Smyrna and Oakland high schools will be expanded by December 2024, reports Murfreesboro Daily News JournalCommissioners said expansions are less expensive than building new schools.

The upgrades will enable each high school to serve 2,500 to 2,600 students within their buildings and reduce the need for portable classrooms.

Smyrna High School has been using about 15 portable buildings.

The campus expansions will include safety improvements, especially at Riverdale and Oakland, where portable classrooms and annexes are unconnected to the main buildings.

The district also is hoping to secure funding in the near future to expand two other high school, La Vergne and Blackman.

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