Palm Beach school district
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Palm Beach (Fla.) district is building its first new high school since 2005

June 4, 2021
The 2,600-student campus is scheduled to open in 2023.

The Palm Beach (Fla.,) district is building a $103 million high school in Lake Worth, Fla.--the  county's first new public high school in more than a decade. 

The campus will have space for 2,600 students — enough, the district hopes, to relieve crowding at neighboring schools already packed beyond their capacities, reports The Palm Beach Post

Construction will begin this summer and is scheduled to be complete by fall 2023.

The yet-to-be-named school will be the first new high school to be erected in Palm Beach County since 2005.

The media space has vaulted ceilings, stories-high glass exterior walls and coffee bar space. The design by the architecture firm PGAL includes a three-story academics building, a theater and gym. The campus also will have football, baseball and softball fields . All is to be built on a campus roughly 10 acres smaller than what is common for high schools. 

Construction funds come from a 1 cent sales tax that voters approved in 2016. It is expected to deliver more than $1.3 billion over 10 years for public school projects.

The district's 23 traditional high schools serve more than 53,400 students. By the time the new school opens in 2023, roughly 54,800 high school students are expected to be enrolled. 

Pirtle Construction is the construction manager for the project. 

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