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New School Building: North Eugene High School

Local voters approved a bond measure in November 2018 to fund capital improvements at every 4J school and replace North Eugene High School, Edison Elementary School, and Camas Ridge Elementary School with high-quality facilities built for school safety, modern seismic standards, sustainability, and 21st century education.

Planning for the new school buildings is underway now.

Toward a New North  

The new North Eugene will have site work begin in 2020 and will open in 2023. The new high school will be a high-quality building designed for safety and security, efficiency and sustainability, and modern teaching and learning including career technical education. It will be built with a capacity of ~1,200 students, the same as the original building, to serve the current 1,000 student enrollment with room to grow.

The new school will be a community asset for recovery from a natural disaster, with key areas built to an upgraded “immediate occupancy” seismic standard and other resiliency upgrades.

After the new school is built, the current NEHS building will be renovated and repurposed. Although the 1957 facility and its small classrooms are outdated for a modern high school, the building is still usable space and can be refurbished to serve other school programs well.

Program Relocations

The new high school will be built on the west end of the school property, where the Silver Lea building and high school softball field are located now. This will require Corridor Elementary School and Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School to relocate from the Silver Lea building.

In summer 2020, Corridor will move to the current North Eugene building, and Yujin Gakuen will move to the Kelly Middle School building and connect K–8 with the middle school grades of the Yujin Gakuen Japanese immersion program already located at Kelly.

A new softball field will be constructed in summer 2020 near the baseball field, southwest of the existing building.

After the new high school is completed, the current North Eugene and Kelly buildings will be available for the long-term location of Kelly, Corridor, and YG, to be determined.

Corridor and Yujin Gakuen Program Moves

Design & Build 

The new North Eugene High School building will be designed by the team of Rowell Brokaw Architects of Eugene in association with Opsis Architecture of Portland.

Architect Team Selection

About the Project 

• Architect team: Rowell Brokaw Architects / Opsis Architecture
• General contractor: TBD (Request for Proposals)
• Capacity: ~1200 students
• Existing building history: Constructed in 1957

 

About the School Bond Measure

In November 2018, voters in Eugene School District 4J resoundingly passed a $319.3 million school bond measure to fund improvements at every 4J school, and replace three aging school buildings with high-quality facilities built for school safety, sustainability, modern seismic standards, and 21st century education. The improvements include new student technology, updated instructional materials, accessibility and equitability enhancements, security upgrades, and building repairs.