OXON HILL— Construction is now underway at Oxon Hill High School.
Prince George’s County Public Schools hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Dec. 8 for the new $82.2 million Oxon Hill High School, which will replace the current 52-year-old school building. The state has provided approximately $18.4 million for the project and Prince George’s County will cover $63.8 million in building expenses.
The new school, a state-of-the-art educational facility, will be designed to meet changing program needs, particularly in science and technology.
“I know that students and staff at Oxon Hill will take great advantage of the new facility,” said Dr. William R. Hite Jr., Superintendent of Schools. “We are grateful for the investment provided by the state and Prince George’s County, and we look forward to celebrating the completion of this project in 2014.”
Construction will be completed in four phases:
- Phase 1 (Football Stadium): November 2012
- Phase 2 (New Building): August 2013
- Phase 3 (Demolish Existing Building/New Parking Lot): April 2014
- Phase 4 (Remaining Athletic Fields): August 2014
The 254,878-square-foot building will provide space for 1,200 students, more than 60 teachers and approximately 65 classrooms. The new school will include an 800-seat auditorium, health and wellness center, multipurpose room, media center, reading resource room, and guidance and administrative offices. In addition to the football stadium with track, there will be baseball, softball and soccer fields, six tennis courts and a gymnasium.
The school is designed in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council LEED standards. Some of the “green” features include low water-consuming plumbing fixtures and eco-friendly building materials manufactured within 500 miles of Prince George’s County.
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