Centennial High School & Tommy Stewart Field

About the project

The Centennial High School project is a $74.2 million expansion and renovation that will meet the capacity needs of our student population and eliminate portable classrooms. The project will allow us to: 

  • Renovate and repair existing infrastructure, including HVAC, windows, and security systems.
  • Modernize all classrooms, music, arts, as well as common spaces such as the auditorium and cafeteria.
  • Construct Career & Technical Education spaces.
  • Expand gym space to accommodate growing enrollment and eliminate portable classrooms.
  • Reonvate and refurbish on-site fields for physical education, athletics, and band.
  • Continued use of Tommy Stewart field for Friday night football games by both high schools.

What's happening now?


  • Spring 2018 - After meetings with District and school staff and two community info nights (January 10 and April 17), the project management team reviewed and incorporated feedback. Design will continue until the end of 2018. 

  • Summer 2018 - Site preparation and utility work completed prior to the start of the school year. 

  • Fall 2018 Design will continue through the end of 2018. A Community Info Night for Central, Centennial and McKinley Field was held October 30, 5:30 - 7 p.m., at Central High School Library for community members to see the latest progress and provide feedback.

  • Winter 2019 - Hazardous material abatement occurred over winter break, and more will happen in February. Minor utility relocation will be coordinated with local utilities. Bid documents for the addition and expansion will be released in February and March.

  • Spring 2019 - We received bids for bid release 1 and are set to receive bids for bid releast 2 on April 18. Construction has begin on the north and south additions and interior renovations. Hazardous material abatement and utility work continues. A groundbreaking event was held April 5. 

  • Summer 2019 - Hazardous material abatement.  Structural work for both additions.  Full renovation of the pool, gym and other portions of the north wing (some mechanical and electrical outages are expected).  Various site utilities and other site work will be on-going. 

  • Fall 2019 - Finishing renovation and site work through the fall. Work will continue on the two additions. Structural work including mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and infrastructure continues. Preparation for interior work over winter break.
  • Winter/Spring 2020 - Hazardous material abatement will take place.  Portions of the existing building will be vacated and interior renovations will begin.  The two additions will become weather-tight and interior build-out will begin.  Preparation and coordination for Summer 2020 work will continue.  The procurement process for some of the new furniture will begin.
  • Spring 2020 - Hazardous material abatement continues.   The existing cafeteria, kitchen, and adjacent rooms to the north are under construction.  The two additions are weather-tight and most pof the walls are constructed with painting and new ceilings are on-going at most locations.  Mechanical/electrical/plumbing rough-in work continues.  Preparation for Summer 2020 work continues.  The first phase of furniture procurement has been ordered with delivery and installation expected this summer.
  • Summer 2020 - Hazardous material abatement continues.   Many areas of the existing building are under construction, including the cafeteria, kitchen, Band, Choir, and many classrooms.  The two additions are receiving finish painting and flooring in many areas.  Mechanical/electrical/plumbing rough-in work is nearing completion and trim-out is underway.  The first phase of furniture is scheduled to arrive the week of July 13th. Exterior site work is proceeding in earnest.

Tommy Stewart Field - PROJECT COMPLETE

See the timeline for all projects

An update on all Unit 4 building projects was presented at Referendum Oversight Committee on March 2, 2020. Click HERE to view a PDF of the presentation.  

What will the changes look like?

The images below show the latest plans from the presentation to the Board of Education on January 14, 2019. 

Download the PDF Watch the board meeting

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