As a result of an ever-expanding student population, Greenville County Schools has embarked on constructing a new $84 million high school which will house 2,000 students. Overcrowding in three area schools have been a concern and some students from those burdened schools will benefit from the new high school construction.
Fountain Inn High School is the first new high school in the area in 50 years. The school will offer traditional high school classes as well as advanced college level courses and an institute for automation and engineering. The school is also first in the district to focus on (STEAM) science, technology, engineering, the arts and math, with particular emphasis on advanced manufacturing and is scheduled to open in the 2021-2022 school year.
The two-story metal framework building will feature large windows in the lobby area and a brick exterior to maintain the traditional appearance of a school. F&R’s engineers and field technicians are currently providing materials testing and Chapter 17 special inspections which include: soils; concrete; masonry; structural steel and reinforced steel.
In addition, F&R also provided vibration monitoring services during rock blasting activities for installation of a new sewer line along the southern portion of the site.