MORRISTOWN, NJ - The mild winter has helped keep the construction at Morristown High School on schedule. The expansion to MHS, which began in June 2015 will provide a three-story air-conditioned addition to the Early Street building, providing instructional space for robotics, engineering, computer-aided design, technology, and fine and graphic arts instruction.
According to the Morris School District Board of Education, enrollment has increased from 1,442 in 2011 to 1,683 in 2014 and an additional 300 students are projected to enroll by the start of the 2018 school year. The plans incorporate increasing enrollment as well as creating space to provide “real-world learning experience and large group activities."
The approved plans will be completed in stages. Stage 1, which is underway will house six classrooms and a state-of-the-art technology center. Stage 2 will begin in the summer of 2016, connecting the old and new buildings, and renovating existing classrooms and creating new instructional spaces. Stage 3 is expected to begin in the summer of 2017, renovating the existing visual and graphic arts wing. Stage 4 is planned for the summer of 2018 and will incorporate the ground-level space.
The 24,000-square-foot, thrtee-story addition to Morristown High School is on schedule and expected to be completed by this summer.