Building project enters home stretch

Lexington Two is in the home stretch of its $225 million school improvements package, which when finished in 2019 will include three new schools as well as upgrades to all others.


Two new schools are slated to open this fall, joining the new Cayce Elementary that opened this past August:


-- Riverbank Elementary, which will combine BC Grammar No. 1 and Pineview elementaries; and

-- Lexington Two Innovation Center, which will boost offerings for high schoolers with dual enrollment and Advanced Placement courses as well as about 20 career and college readiness programs.


In addition to the two new schools opening this year, major renovations will be under way this year at Brookland-Cayce High and Fulmer Middle, among others. The renovated Saluda River Academy for the Arts and Springdale Elementary will reopen this fall.


The work is part of a package of school improvements approved by Lexington Two voters in 2014. When all is said and done, about 475,000 of new space will be added across the district.


In addition to the two new schools, here’s a sampling of some of the additions and upgrades you’ll see at some of the district’s other schools.


Airport High

New foot field house addition

Baseball press box

Special education self-contained classroom with life skills lab

2 art classrooms

Theater classroom

Handicap accessibility in athletic areas


Brookland-Cayce High

State of the art athletic arena

Baseball field renovation

Baseball/softball concession and restroom area

Auditorium renovation

2 additional science labs

i2Tech academic area renovations


Congaree Elementary

New cafeteria

New restrooms

2 new classrooms


Fulmer Middle

48,000 square feet of new space
New classroom and science lab space
New cafetorium


Saluda River Academy for the Arts

9,000 square feet of additional space

Fine arts magnet school

Larger media center

Expanded arts space

Gym/cafeteria space designed to accommodate the arts


Springdale Elementary

Roughly 1,500 feet of additional space


New Performing Arts Center

In planning stages

About 30,000 square feet

Working stage

Fly loft

State-of-the-art sound and lighting


Security upgrades

Access control districtwide

Phone and communications

Security cameras in the process of being upgraded to digital



Facilities upgrades

Roofing projects district wide

HVAC replacements district wide

Painting districtwide