Work Underway at Hillcrest High School

Campus construction began this summer. 

Since its concrete frame addition in 1951, Hillcrest High School has had few major alterations.

That is changing with a number of additions and renovations that began this summer.

As a part of the Dallas Independent School District’s 2015 bond program, Hillcrest will receive four major additions: a single-story administration and classroom addition, a two-story classroom addition, a two-story competition gymnasium, and an auxiliary gymnasium.

Interior renovations and new parking construction are underway.

The administration and classroom addition will house the school’s new main office. The building will be adjacent to visitors parking to increase convenience for and visibility of people entering the school.

The two-story classroom addition will function as a central area for academics. It will have ample space for classrooms, support spaces, and a student collaboration area. Designs for the addition introduce more natural light to the building.

Replacing the portable classrooms, a competition gym will provide a space for athletics on the second floor and a locker facility and storm shelter on the first. From the locker rooms, the track and field space will be directly accessible.

An auxiliary gymnasium addition, located in the central courtyard, will replace the old original gymnasium. The decision to add the extra gym was made later into the construction plan and will likely be under construction past April 2019.

Work on the additions will be completed progressively between late February and mid-April 2019.

William Taylor

William Taylor, editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, shares a name and a birthday with his dad and a love for community journalism with his colleagues at People Newspapers. He joined the staff in 2016 after more than 25 years working for daily newspapers in such places as Alexandria, Louisiana; Baton Rouge; McKinney; San Angelo; and Sherman, though not in anywhere near that order. A city manager once told him that “city government is the best government” because of its potential to improve the lives of its residents. William still enjoys covering municipal government and many other topics. Follow him on Twitter @Seminarydropout. He apologizes in advance to the Joneses for any angry Tweets that might slip out about the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL season. You also can reach him at [email protected]. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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