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Baltimore County (Md.) district breaks ground on $156 million replacement high school

Oct. 5, 2022
The new Lansdowne High School will have over 100,000 more square footage than the existing school, which was built in 1963.

The Baltimore County (Md.) district has broken ground on a $156 million replacement building for Lansdowne High School.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the new facility in Lansdowne will have a capacity of 1,759, which is 300 more than the existing school. It will have three, three-story wings connected to a two-story physical education and fine arts wing by a multiuse commons area.

The state is contributing $75.8 million to the project, and the county will pay $80.7 million.

The 318,461-square-foot building will be more than 100,000 square feet larger than the existing building. It will be erected on the athletic fields of the existing campus.

The existing Lansdowne High was built in 1963 and shows signs of deterioration. It has cramped classrooms with narrow doorways, lacks storage space for supplies, and is plagued with cracking floors and unleveled hallways that make the school inaccessible to students with disabilities.

The new school is expected to open in fall 2026.

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