School Site: To Be Determined (Under Review)
Location: At its January 14, 2020, Annual Organization Meeting, the School Board approved to designate the Southwest quadrant of the County as the general location for the High School#6 land acquisition search.
Opening Date: Slated for August 2025 (FY 2026)
Background: High School 6 (HS#6) is planned to house 2,150 students and serve grades 9 through 12. This 290,000+ square foot building wil be designed and constructed utilizing the most current Stafford County Public Schools high school education specifications and in accordance with the Stafford County Public Schools Facility Design Standards. A land acquisition team made up of County and SCPS staff is considering sites in the southwest quadrant of the County to locate the school. HS#6 is planned to be able to achieve a LEED Silver rating and the project goals will include to achieve an Energy Star rating of 80 or better, as well as an Energy Utilization Index rating of less than 24.
Estimated Budget: The School Board's FY2022-31 Capital Improvement Plan estimates the building opening costs for HS#6 to be $141,817,000 and the off-site costs between $10 - $15 million. For more detailed budget information, click the link below.
Analysis of Need: As Stafford County continues to grow in population, building this new high school will decrease overcrowding and also significantly improve quality of life and community development opportunities. The guidance on the opening year for a new high school in the CIP is when the aggregate high school enrollment projections are at 100% of the aggregate high school design capacity. Projections suggest that high school enrollment will exceed 100% of aggregate high school design capacity in Fall 2023.
Upcoming Community Engagement:
- Meeting dates to be determined.