Construction Begins on Brooklyn Center Middle and High School Remodel
The Brooklyn Center High School and Middle School building is getting a long-awaited renovation. Officials say the 1960s-building badly needs it. With the exception of the performing arts wing added more recently, the building hasn’t been significantly updated since it was built.
The project includes remodeling hallways, common areas and classrooms. While the footprint of the building won’t change, there will be a few new rooms inside. Separate common areas for middle school students and high school students will join an all-school common room as places for students to relax. And there will be a new kitchen for family and consumer science courses, replacing a stage in the performing arts wing.
To make room for the renovation work, the district is relocating the high school students to rented space south of the school. That building is the former home of Brown College. The district added a kitchen to make the space work for student needs. The middle school students will stay in the building while the work progresses.
The district anticipates the renovation will be completed in time for all students to return to the building in the fall of 2020.