Why Now ?
It’s Time To …
Renovate Bartlett High School and give Bartlett students, and the community, the school they deserve.
Grow Bartlett’s economy with a school system that offers modern facilities and academic excellence.
Support the funding needed to prepare for future growth.
It’s Time Because …
Bartlett students deserve the best
Bartlett City Schools have received the highest possible marks on the state’s report card, and our high school graduates earned $17 million in scholarships last year.
BHS is a Century Old
Parts of the campus are 100 years old, and the last major renovation was 40 years ago. There is a tremendous need to modernize the safety, accessibility and functionality at Bartlett High School.
Bartlett City Schools is Fiscally Responsible
The district has operated under budget every year since its creation in 2013. The decision to renovate rather than build a new school represents a savings of millions to the taxpayers.
The cost of doing nothing is too high.
By 2019 portables will be needed to accommodate our growing student population. In addition, deferred maintenance costs on the existing buildings already exceed $70 million.
• Cafeteria and Kitchen: Seating capacity for around 700; new production kitchen with increased capacity
• Auditorium: Audience seating for 1,000 including stadium seating in the back
• Library: Expanded and upgraded library in first floor location across new courtyard from new entry hall
• Student Commons: Centrally located student gathering area near major circulation arteries and major core functions
• New Entry and Lobby: New entry lobby and main hall create clear and secure entry point for students and visitors; main hall creates an organizing spine for the campus, creating clear circulation paths
• Two new science labs
• Two new STEM labs
• Two new STEM classrooms
• New CTE addition with automotive technology shop, welding shop, advanced manufacturing lab, and classrooms
• Two offices
• Instrument/equipment storage
• New choir room with office and storage spaces
• New strings rehearsal space
• Common music library
• Common small ensemble rehearsal space
• Eight individual practice rooms (common)
• Three new art classrooms with storage
• Art office and kiln room
• New drama classroom, theater office, and theater work room adjacent to new auditorium
• Additional special education classrooms (with restrooms)
• Sensory room
• Regulation 94-foot main court with two 94-foot cross courts for practice
• Existing varsity gymnasium becomes auxiliary/PE gymnasium
• Existing football locker room becomes freshman/visitor football locker room
• Existing locker room becomes wrestling locker room
• Existing weight room becomes auxiliary weight room
• New common training room for all sports
• New locker rooms for girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, volleyball and visitors adjacent to new varsity gymnasium
• New football field house
• New varsity football locker room and weight room
• Common film/conference room
• Athletic coaches’ offices
• New stadium plaza with gathering spaces for tailgating, events and football games
• Football stadium improvements
• New turf playing surface at football field
• Resurfaced track around the football field
• New façade treatments and windows at buildings along Woodlawn Street to create unified look to existing buildings
• Site/Landscaping Improvements
• Removal of automobile access to interior of campus; added landscaped courtyards
• Aligned curbs and sidewalks at buildings along Woodlawn Street and extended landscaping
• Increased on-site parking capacity from around 400 to 750, including the removal of the bus lot to make way for the additional parking
• Renovated restrooms
• Redesigned administrative spaces
• Major offices (main, attendance, guidance) centrally located adjacent to main entrance
• Expanded main office
• Increased meeting spaces
• Expanded attendance office
• Expanded guidance office