Bartlett High Renovations on Schedule, Within Budget

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The Bartlett Express (September 6, 2018) Carolyn Bahm Summer was a blur of activity at Bartlett High School, as the estimated $55-60 million in renovations got underway around June 1. The first tasks focused on infrastructure, demolitions, site clearing, dirt work and more. The project is on budget and on schedule for its projected two- to three-year timeline and has …

Bartlett High School Joins Wave of School Construction

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Memphis Daily News (June 8, 2018) Bill Dries Though summer break has started, some of the school-year buzz remained on the campus of Bartlett High School this week as a group of adults gathered with ceremonial shovels for a groundbreaking. Student-athletes came and went from other parts of the sprawling 26-acre campus that has been home to Bartlett’s only high …

Historic Moment: Groundbreaking at Bartlett High School

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The Bartlett Express (June 7, 2018) Carolyn Bahm Monday’s groundbreaking at Bartlett High School formally kicked off “Built for Bartlett,” the two-year renovation and construction project that will transform and modernize the school. Costs are expected to be around $60 million. Parts of the campus are 100 years old, and the most recent previous major renovation was 40 years ago. …

Bartlett High School Breaks Ground on Renovation Project

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The Commercial Appeal (June 6, 2018) Raven Copeland On Monday, city leaders, school board members, faculty and residents celebrated the groundbreaking for Bartlett High School’s renovation project. Parts of the building are more than 100 years old, and the last improvements were made 40 years ago. “When you have an auditorium that was built in 1917 and a gym that was built …

Bartlett High School Kicks Off Multi-Year Renovation Project

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The Bartlett Express (May 30, 2018) Carolyn Bahm Bartlett High’s $61 million “Built for Bartlett” renovation project gets underway this week, with major work planned for this summer. Tim Weatherford, vice president and area manager for Memphis construction company Flintco LLC, listed some of the work that will be ongoing over two years, including utility relocation, the tear-down of two …

Renovations Underway at Bartlett High

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WMC TV News Channel 5 (May 27, 2018) Brandon Richard A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday to mark the beginning of renovations of the Bartlett High School. The $55 million renovation includes adding 17 new classrooms, two science labs, a new basketball gym, and a new football field house. Four buildings will be demolished to make room for the renovations, …

Chamber Hears Plans, Costs, Pluses of Bartlett High School Renovations

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  The vision, funding and practical need for a renovated and expanded Bartlett High School held the interest of Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce members at the June 13 chamber meeting. Bartlett City Schools Superintendent Dr. David Stephens was the guest speaker, outlining the upcoming three-year project and talking about funding details the city board approved in its new budget …

Bartlett Property Tax Increase Would Fund $60M High School Renovation

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  Tonight, the City of Bartlett Mayor and Aldermen are expected to approve a property tax increase that will be used in part to fund a renovation and expansion of Bartlett High School. When the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meet tonight at 7 p.m., they are expected to approve the third and final reading of a 35 cent property …

BHS to Upgrade Space for Arts, Tech, Special Education, Athletics

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The April 20 town hall meeting in Bartlett gave citizens their first chance to lob questions at city and school leaders about the proposed $55-60 million project to renovate Bartlett High School. It also gave school leaders and the project’s architectural firm a chance to explain the details. Some sort of renovation was inevitable, with at least one building dating …

Superintendent Explains Need for BCS Project

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The Bartlett Superintendent of Education, Dr. David Stephens, explained in an interview last week the care that the district took in evaluating the high school’s condition and the district’s future needs before recommending a major renovation. The project will allow Bartlett High to seat 2,250 students in grades 10-12 and add a host of improvements at a cost of $55 …