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Gilbane Breaks Ground at Sam Houston High School

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Teachers, students, community members, and other stakeholders all recently came to Sam Houston High School to commemorate the start of a two-year renovation project.

“I’m proud to stand here this morning to share the exciting milestone,” said Dr. Nakeshia Bibbs, Principal at Sam Houston High School. “At Sam Houston, we’re eager to see the results of the Bond 2020 Program.”

Gilbane Building Company is working with KAI Architects to provide the San Antonio Independent School District community with an updated Sam Houston High School. The school is receiving a series of renovations across the campus, as well as a multitude of additions. The project is part of a block of projects approved in the Bond 2020 Program, in which Gilbane also is renovating Graebner and Schenck Elementary Schools.

Demolition has started on Sam Houston High School's current auditorium, while crews are also adding new water lines and rerouting existing ones. The high school is slated to receive a new student entrance, with a concourse area and learning stairs. Extracurricular activities will receive a boost with a new black box theater, gallery area, competition gym, mat room, and weight room. The team is providing renovations to the auditorium, the dance studio, the PE gym, locker rooms, and training rooms.

“We are very excited about this,” said Erik Chavez, Project Manager at Gilbane Building Company. “I’ve got the best team on this project. We are looking forward to completing it because it’s going to provide new opportunities to the students, not only for sportsmanship, but also for educational purposes.”

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Sam Houston High School first opened in September 1923, but closed shortly after, due to low enrollments. Sam Houston High School opened again in 1942 and was relocated to the current campus in 1960. The school sits in the east side of San Antonio and served over 850 students in the 2022-2023 school year.

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