Groundbreaking set for new Hueytown, Mortimer Jordan high schools - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Groundbreaking set for new Hueytown, Mortimer Jordan high schools

Artist rendering of the new Hueytown High School (source Jefferson County Schools) Artist rendering of the new Hueytown High School (source Jefferson County Schools)
Artist rendering of the new Mortimer Jordan High School (source Jefferson County Schools) Artist rendering of the new Mortimer Jordan High School (source Jefferson County Schools)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Construction was set to begin next week on two new Jefferson County high schools.

Nez Calhoun of the Jefferson County School system said groundbreakings would be held Tuesday, October 6th, for the new Mortimer Jordan High School and Wednesday, October 7th, for the new Hueytown High School.

Calhoun sent FOX6 News Wednesday an architecht rendering of the new schools. She said Hueytown High School is expected to cost more than $37 million to build.  The new 280,000 square foot school will be located on 15th Street adjacent to North Highlands Baptist Church and is expected to be complete by June 2011.

The new Mortimer Jordan High School will be located on Bone Dry Road.  Calhoun said the school is expected to cost more than $31 million and is supposed to be completed by December 2010.

Calhoun said money to pay for the school construction has come from the 1-cent education sales tax, which has generated $400 million for the Jefferson County School system.

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