American Constructors recently completed construction of Chaparral High School, the newest campus for Killeen Independent School District.
KISD celebrated the grand opening of the school - which opens its doors to students this week - during a dedication ceremony on August 4 with district leadership, students, families and community members.
In May 2018, voters overwhelmingly approved a bond election to fund the construction of the district’s sixth high school, a comprehensive grade 9-12 campus, and KISD’s first new high school built in over two decades. The 432,000-square-foot Chaparral High School can accommodate up to 3,000 students and includes 72 classrooms, 22 science labs, a media center and flexible learning spaces in common areas.
“We are honored to be part of this historic milestone for Killeen ISD,” said Marty Burger, American Constructors CEO. “Chaparral High School has been one of our most rewarding projects to date. We’re grateful for the opportunity to partner with KISD to construct a state-of-the-art campus that will serve thousands of students over the decades and support the district’s growing population. Congratulations, Bobcats!”
Designed by PBK Architects, Chaparral High School also features:
- Specialized areas for robotics, engineering, and ROTC
- 1,200-seat auditorium for performing arts
- Band, choir, and orchestra rooms
- Theater and art set design shop
- Environmentally friendly utilities
- Natural stone and wood finishes throughout
The Chaparral High School project included the construction of Joseph L. Searles III Stadium, which will serve as the district’s second regional stadium.
American Constructors adjusted the project schedule for the campus’ athletics spaces in order to accommodate camps and training taking place over the summer. By moving the schedule up two weeks, KISD was able to bring students on-site earlier than anticipated and kickstart the athletics season.
Athletic facilities and features across the campus include:
- A regional athletics complex
- Baseball and softballs fields with press boxes
- Separate soccer and football practice fields
- Eight Competition Tennis courts
- Two areas for concessions
- A fully integrated fieldhouse
In addition to this project, our team also is completing additions and renovations to Killeen High School, which are slated to be completed in Summer 2023.
Welcome home, Bobcats! American Constructors is proud we got the chance to help build your future!