FROM VISION TO REALITY
OLD MAKING ROOM FOR THE NEW
After attending classes at an elementary school down the block for an entire school year, students at Cohen College Prep High in New Orleans were finally be able to move into their brand new high school building in October.
In order to make room for necessary improvements, the old high school was completely demolished in June of 2020.
While the footprint of the new space is smaller than the original structure, the intentional design of every square inch ensures a supportive and enriching environment for today’s students. It consists of 35 classrooms, 4 science labs, library/media center, administrative office space, cafeteria, weight room, gymnasium, an auditorium, and football field.
Some of the improvements include more accommodations for students with disabilities, an improved air-conditioning system, windows in all classrooms, which has a measurable influence on student learning, as well as a new 65-space parking lot that will reduce street parking.
The auditorium space is two-stories and seats 250. It features a small stage with dead-hung rigging, theatrical lighting and curtains and retractable front rows in case performance groups need more space.
The state-of-the-art gymnasium is equipped with a full-size basketball court, two small cross courts that can be used for volleyball and retractable 450-seat bleacher seating.