Belton Independent School District has announced plans for a $29 million renovation and addition project at Belton High School. The project, which involves public funds, public land, or is a Federally funded roadway project, is set to begin on May 15, 2023, and is expected to be completed by August 12, 2024.
The fast-growth school district has seen a surge in student enrollment, growing by more than 3,000 students in the last decade alone. Projections estimate that Belton ISD will add approximately 3,600 students in the next ten years, bringing the total number of students to over 14,000 by 2025.
The renovation project at Belton High School is designed to address the growing student population, with a roughly 16,000 square foot addition and a roughly 14,000 square foot addition to the existing building. Additionally, the project includes the complete renovation of an existing stand-alone roughly 18,000 square foot school building, as well as an interior renovation of the entire primary building.
Belton High School currently serves over 3,200 high school students and is projected to have more than 4,400 high school students by 2025 and approximately 4,900 by 2029. The scope of the project covers a total of 362,000 square feet, in response to the district’s rapidly increasing population.