Option #1

  • How can we address capacity and safety needs?
  • How can we address diversity and equity through programming?
  • How can we use the opening of new schools as way to create options for year-round or single-gender?



Total Cost


Priority Projects

Konnoak Elementary


Partial replacement, increase capacity from 400 to 750, 2 pre-K classrooms

Lowrance Middle


Relocation @ Paisley

John F. Kennedy High


Renovation for CTE classrooms


Enhance post-secondary opportunities


Relocation of high school program

Hanes Magnet

HAG*, Expand STEM*


Relocation @ Cameron Ave.

Innovative Learning Centers


Re-imagine media centers in all schools

New middle school


New, addresses capacity needs, capacity of 800

Maintenance and capital improvements


Replace building component systems (roofs, boilers, chillers, controls, windows, lights, fire alarms, etc.)

High school stadium upgrade


Mount Tabor home side

Priority Project TOTAL



Elementary School Improvements

Ashley Academy

Global Technology Academy


Replacement, increase capacity from 450 to 800, 2 pre-K classrooms

Brunson Elementary


Replacement, increase capacity from 400 to 800, 2 pre-K classrooms

Cook Elementary

Repurpose as possible Pre-K Center, year-round, single gender or other


Renovation and addition, increase capacity from 450 to 600, 2 pre-K classrooms

Easton Elementary


Addition, increase capacity from 300 to 550, 2 pre-K classrooms, new cafeteria

Sherwood Forest Elementary


Replacement, increase capacity from 552 to 600

Southwest Elementary


Replacement, increase capacity from 657 to 800, 2 pre-K classrooms

New Zone 8 Elementary

STEM OR Year-round possibilities


New, capacity of 800, 2 pre-K classrooms

Pre-Kindergarten Center


New, increase pre-K capacity by 108, 6 pre-K classrooms

Land for an eastern elementary


Land purchase for future needs

Elementary School TOTAL


Increase capacity from 2809 to 4150 and 800 new

Middle School Improvements

Hill Middle

Possible HAG expansion


Replacement, increase capacity from 631 to 845

Paisley IB Magnet

Expand IB Programme, more HS classrooms


Renovation, increase capacity from 627 to 827

Philo-Hill Magnet

Enhance magnet theme OR STEM


Renovation, increase capacity from 445 to 550

Wiley Magnet

Expand STEAM*


Renovation, increase capacity from 600 to 700, replace gym

New middle at Smith Farm

Dual language OR Newcomer Center


New, relieve Southeast Middle, capacity of 800

New Walkertown Middle


New, increase Walkertown High capacity, capacity of 800

New Southwest Middle


New; relieve Clemmons, Flat Rock, Jefferson and Meadowlark; capacity of 800

New middle on Robinhood Rd. 


New, relieve Meadowlark and Jefferson, capacity of 800

Middle School TOTAL**


Increase capacity from 2303 to 2922 and 3200 new

High School Improvements

North Forsyth High


Renovation to update buildings, safety, ADA access, gyms

Reynolds High


Replacement of history building, renovation of gyms, ADA access, HVAC system

East Forsyth High


Renovation to update buildings, safety, ADA access, cafeteria

High School TOTAL



Other Improvements



Cameras to district standard for all schools, entry access controls for all middle schools

High school stadium upgrades


Glenn home side ($3M), North Forsyth home side ($2.5M), Deaton-Thompson home and visiting sides ($5M), Reynolds contribution to home side ($2.5M)

Operations improvements


Bus garage and food services operational needs @ Indiana Ave. property




Option #1 TOTAL



*Definitions: HAG = highly academically gifted; STEM = science, technology, engineering, math; STEAM = science, technology, engineering, arts, math

**Cost of one new middle school included in Priority Projects