Moorhead Public Schools

Moorhead (Minn.) school district breaks ground on new high school

June 8, 2021
Construction is expected to be finished sometime in the 2024-25 school year.

The Moorhead (Minn.) school district has broken ground on a new high school campus.

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reports that the new school will be about 25% larger the existing campus, which was built in the 1960s. It will bring natural light into every classroom and have dedicated spaces for students and teachers to work collaboratively — features not present in the existing school.

Construction will occur on new portions of the school while students continue attending classes in the old portions. The projected completion date is sometime in the 2024-2025 academic year.

The first phase involves construction of three academic wings directly adjacent to the existing high school; one wing that is two stories tall, and two that are three stories tall.

The wings will radiate to the west, the northwest and the north, all connected to a large commons area in the center that will be the “heartbeat” of the school.

The new school will have space for about 2,100 students. Current enrollment, including the school’s online academy, is just under 1,900.

The architect is Zerr Berg Architects.

In November 2019, Moorhead voters passed an $110 million bond referendum to pay for the project.

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