Renovation Plans for Baton Rouge Magnet High School
- January 27, 2010
The historic Baton Rouge Magnet High is set to be renovated this summer, and plans include a new media center and radio station, a gym specially designed for gymnastics, a new dining hall, tennis courts and a track and soccer field.
The $56-million renovation will improve the high school so it meets the technology and career education needs of today and the future. Construction is set to begin on May 22. The plan is for Baton Rouge High students to move to the old Lee High School building for about two years – beginning in the fall of 2010 -- during the renovation. Baton Rouge High’s doors are scheduled to re-open in August 2012.
Baton Rouge Magnet High School is known for producing some of Louisiana's best and brightest. From its founding in the early 1880s, the school has exerted a strong influence on the individuals who have attended the school and on the community it serves. The physical plant has been moved from St. Louis Street to Convention Street, to Florida and Laurel streets and finally to Government Street.
The present campus was put into use in 1925, when the main four-story building was built. Additional buildings were added, and renovations were made during the 1950s. By 1972, the present facilities were completed, and air conditioning was installed. In the fall of 1976, the school began operating under the new Magnet School curriculum.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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