HOUSTON — Years of planning and contentious neighborhood discussions have now ended as the High School noted as the “Beacon of Sunny Side” unveiled its gleaming new building in Houston, Texas Friday.
City leaders, education officials, parents and students gathered in the cafeteria of Evan E. Worthing High School, Friday morning for the grand opening of the newest Houston Independent School District’s 40 schools being renovated or rebuilt as part of the 2012 Bond Program. More than 80 percent of all HISD construction projects are now complete, and HISD soon will boast of one of the most modern portfolios of urban high schools in the country.
The $33 million, multi-phase school features four flexible learning centers, three career and technical education classrooms, and new spaces for administrative offices and student guidance. The project also includes a JROTC area, weight room, competition and auxiliary gyms, hospitality lab, commons area and cafeteria, parking lot, and bus drive.