Construction begins on the new high school in Lexington Ky

new high school in Lexington Ky
new high school in Lexington Ky

The very beginning of what will soon be a very big deal for some lucky high schoolers in a couple years!

They are moving dirt around and even pouring the foundation for the new high school in Lexington Ky. The $81 million project is on Winchester Road near the Hamburg Shopping area. The 285,790 square foot facility will be one of the biggest schools in the state of Kentucky. The 65-acre project is on 65-acres and is designed to accommodate 1800 students.

The learning center will set itself apart from the five other public high schools in town by embracing the latest innovations in secondary education. Learning labs that promote group collaboration will be emphasized. Teachers will move from classroom to classroom, much like they do on college campuses. Students will learn about more future-focused careers such as those in the environmental and engineering fields.

new high school in Lexington Ky

Construction has begun on the new high school in Lexington Ky

new high school in Lexington Ky

Land has been cleared for new high school in Lexington Ky

This will be the first new high school in the county since Dunbar High School opened in 1990. All five high schools have been at or over capacity for the past several years due to rapid growth in our area. In fact, for the nine years ending December 2013, there has been an average growth of 750 new students to the district per year. New elementary and middle schools are also in the works.

The new high school in Lexington Ky is in a very convenient part of town. In addition to being close to the large Hamburg shopping complex (with Lowes, Target, Costco, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, and Meier’s – just to name a few), the location is about three miles from downtown. Commuters have direct access to the urban center via Winchester Road, or can hop on our beltway of New Circle Road to connect with the rest of Lexington. And a north-south interchange for I-75 is only about a mile away.

Neighborhoods in the area offer a a wide selection of new construction, newer homes, existing homes, as well as townhouses and condos. Homes for sale within a half mile of the new high school in Lexington Ky range from $255,500 to $699,900. Neighborhoods to consider include Summerfield, Patchen Wilkes and Tuscany.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!