ASHEBORO N.C. – After almost 5 years of construction, Asheboro High School’s renovations are complete, and now they are inviting the public to an open house to see it for themselves.
Wednesday afternoon, May 3rd, 2023, Asheboro City Schools held a ribbon cutting to officially unveil the new and improved home of the Blue Comets to elected officials, school system leadership, and members of the media.
Construction of Asheboro High School began in 1949 and opened for students beginning with the 1950-1951 school year. The building has become somewhat of a historical icon in Asheboro.
In November of 2018, Asheboro City Schools held a groundbreaking ceremony to launch the construction and renovation project. During the renovations, the school had to find ways to work around having a construction site inside the high school. Sports teams were able to continue their season by playing at the City of Asheboro’s Rec Center, and local churches and organizations opened their buildings to the school for various school related activities.
Now, after almost 5 years and $55 million dollars the work is complete. Contruction and renovations at the High School included adding 37,670 additional square feet, which including fourteen new classrooms and state of art band and chorus spaces, renovation of 200,000 square feet of the historical main building including the auditorium and two gymnasiums, a new multi-purpose commons area, modern technology, safety improvements, and additional ADA compliance.
“The design of this school has truly captured the historical integrity of Asheboro High School while also exalting and emphasizing the future,” said Dr. Aaron Woody – District Superintendent.
“This is a culmination of years of work with partners, with the Randolph County Board of Commissioners, with the City of Asheboro and their City Council members, with the Central Office and their staff, and the staff at Randolph County,” said Michael Smith, Chair of City of Asheboro Board of Education. “This renovation is part of the largest capital improvement ever undertaken by our school system; this state-of-the-art facility will allow us to continue to serve Asheboro HS students for years to come.”
At today’s ribbon cutting Dr. Woody invited members of the public to see the new renovations for themselves. The school will be hosting an open house from 2-5 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2023.