High School Facilities Programming

Career and Technical Education at the New Central and Renovated/Expanded Centennial

Board Presentation from September 8, 2014

High School Programming/Educational Vision

Board Presentation from July 28, 2014

District Master Facilities Plan

Board Presentation from July 28, 2014

Gorski Reifsteck/DLR Group Board Presentations

2014-08-11 Board of Education Update (Final Building Programming and Plans) 

2014-06-30 Board of Education Update

2014-06-09 Board of Education Update

2014-05-14 Board of Education Update

2014-05-05 Board of Education Update

2014-04-28 Board of Education Update

Capacity Needs

As of last year, Central and Centennial were at 103% capacity according to the Illinois State Board of Education Standard Utilization Factor for determining effective building capacity. The last three school years have brought record levels of kindergarten enrollment, which will lead to further overcrowding of our high schools if no action is taken. In fact, once our current Kindergarten through Third Grade students reach high school in the year 2022-2023, our existing high school facilities will be at approximately 120% capacity.  

Chart of Capacity Needs

After-School Travel at the Current Central High School 

Currently, students who attend Central High School must travel off site for extracurricular practices and competitions (see map below). Because students must arrange for personal transportation to and from practices, family and work schedules are affected. By including these facilities on site at the new Central High School, personal transportation challenges would be eliminated.  The District is also committed to working with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD) to provide community and parent access to the school site.

Current Central High School after-school travel distances.