Oak Hill Middle School Classroom Addition
Oak Hill Middle School is on the cusp of a significant and sustained enrollment increase. Current enrollment at Oak Hill is 632 students, but due to rising enrollment at the feeder elementary schools, enrollment is projected to rise significantly over the next few years. Based on the elementary school enrollment projections, Oak Hill projects to sustain enrollments above 700 students for the foreseeable future.
To address this sudden increase in student enrollment, the Newton Public Schools and the City of Newton are moving expeditiously to deliver three instructional classrooms to meet the rising enrollment needs.The goal is to have these classrooms designed, bid, and built by the summer of 2021.
The project proposes a new single story, 5,000 S.F. addition on the southwest corner of the existing school and fronting on Wheeler Road. The addition provides three classrooms to accommodate 75 additional students and includes two small group and individualized learning spaces, toilets and associated support space. The existing school building will have interior modifications to connect and support access/egress from both the existing facility and the new addition, and also includes required building code and accessibility upgrades. Follow this link for details on the proposed plan.