Project Details

Currently Under Construction
Location: 
Elkhorn, NE
Owner: 
Elkhorn Public Schools
Size: 
254,000 SF New
Market: 
K-12 Education
Method: 
Design Bid Build

Elkhorn North High School

Set to open in 2020, Elkhorn North High School will soon house 1,200 students. The brand new 254,000 SF building is anticipated to ease the crowding at the current Elkhorn High School, which is close to maximum capacity. Elkhorn North will have enough space for a future addition to bring the total number of students to 1,800. Enhanced security will ensure student and faculty safety. The principal, school resource officer and other administrators will have a clear view out to the parking lot. A glass entrance will direct all visitors into the office before obtaining access to the entire school.

This state-of-the-art high school will feature a three-story academic wing with science classrooms and labs clustered together to the north and general study classrooms surrounding collaboration spaces to the south. The design will allow for additional labs and classrooms in the future. To meet the ever changing needs of learning, there will be plenty of flex spaces in the new school that will serve as multi-functional areas for teachers.

Additional components of this project include an auditorium; elevated track; fitness and weight room; football, soccer, baseball, and softball fields; a kitchen, cafeteria and dining area; as well as new locker rooms.

Site Orientation Plan

Layout of the academic wing will be in two sections of three stories that will allow for a third section to be added in the future. The classrooms will be grouped in cul-de-sacs with a commons area in the center of each. Science labs will run along one end of the classroom wing. Administration and commons areas will link the performance and vocational arts spaces, food service and the main and practice gymnasia.

Baseball and softball fields will be built to the north of the new school, along with a practice field. Tennis courts will be located to the northeast of the school building and a competition football field will be south of the school.

Traffic improvements will also be made to the site, including the extension of George Miller Parkway and ample parking for faculty, students and visitors. A student drop-off loop will provide students a secure entrance into the building’s common space.

Amenities
Academics
A three-story academic wing with top-notch science classrooms and labs running along one end. Various nooks will be found in the hallways for small groups of students to study or collaborate in. A tech help counter will be available for kids to bring in computers for repair.
Arts
An auditorium with fixed seating for 850+ people will feature dedicated lighting, audio tech rooms, orchestra pit, cat walk, rigging and curtain systems, an acoustical cloud ceiling and dedicated construction set space. There will also be designed wood and welding shops.
Athletics
The school will house one practice gym and one competitive gym. Students will also find an elevated track, fitness and weight room, locker rooms, football, soccer, baseball and softball fields.