U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-14-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
3,111 posts, read 8,323,328 times
Reputation: 2036

Advertisements

FYI:
www.mysanantonio.com >> Education - New NEISD school to cost $92.8 million (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/education/Lady_Bird_Johnson_campus_isnt_only_one_over_budget .html - broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-14-2008, 12:50 PM
 
2,027 posts, read 6,361,833 times
Reputation: 630
See, we can build nearly $100-million high school campuses too! Similar projects (in size and cost) have taken place across the Dallas and Houston metros over the past few years.

Other large high schools u/c across the state:

Prosper High School (near Dallas) at a cost of $96 million.
Bryon Nelson HS (also near Dallas) at a cost of $87 million.
Humble HS (near Houston) at a cost of $72 million.
Memorial HS (also near Houston) at a cost of $63 million.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-14-2008, 03:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
95 posts, read 382,208 times
Reputation: 50
I read the article and must say I'm impressed. It sounds as though the schools have been well thought out to not just meet the needs of expanding areas, but to meet the needs of students for years to come. That forethought is vital... kinda the old "pay now or pay a lot more later" attitude. And, ultimately, building quality schools helps build and solidify a community.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-14-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
2,216 posts, read 3,993,144 times
Reputation: 1180
I think it's great. We should put thought and honestly money into the schools that we build. Why not...we put them into sports arenas!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-14-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
1,893 posts, read 4,874,352 times
Reputation: 1471
Too bad they don't put as much thought into building students. I wonder what the schools in China look like. Chinese students make US student look like Goobers. Just because a school is expensive doesn't make it a good facility for learning. Money can't do that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-14-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
2,216 posts, read 3,993,144 times
Reputation: 1180
No but money does help bring tools into the classroom to help with education...science labs, technology, math resources etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-14-2008, 05:50 PM
 
418 posts, read 1,113,520 times
Reputation: 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamatotex97 View Post
We should put thought and honestly money into the schools that we build. Why not...we put them into sports arenas!
The irony. These schools are built this large to fill the sports arenas! Maybe to also hoard many students in hope that 1 or 2 students that might get national recognition and plaster them across SA express news.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-14-2008, 05:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
348 posts, read 1,103,093 times
Reputation: 291
Quote:
Originally Posted by SnappyBob View Post
Too bad they don't put as much thought into building students. I wonder what the schools in China look like. Chinese students make US student look like Goobers. Just because a school is expensive doesn't make it a good facility for learning. Money can't do that.
Touche, I sencond that!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-14-2008, 11:30 PM
 
30,065 posts, read 47,304,581 times
Reputation: 16009
not familiar with NEISD--is that a 4 or 3 grade hs--
that is a big school--many educators believe that a large campus can be detrimental to the education process

most of the money spent on computer systems gets outdated quickly--no matter how sophisticated it might be on installation...so hope this can be upgraded efficiently and without reinventing the wheel

wonder if it has a grey water system in place to reuse water from sinks, showers, drinking fountains for irrigation and has a gutter system and capture basin to catch rainwater on all the concrete parking lots

and how efficient the lighting scheme is

was it designed with any passive solar features or recycling for all the byproducts a school can throw off...

has an HVAC system that will work efficiently instead of freezing people out like most of the schools' HVAC that I have been in

if you are paying top dollar you should really think ahead about your future energy/water needs...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2008, 01:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
2,651 posts, read 6,520,524 times
Reputation: 1735
It's a 4 grade high school, the last new one for NEISD. It's in a still growing area so it's nice to have the space cushion, NEISD has a continual technology update program, and with the new mobile labs, they are wifi notebooks that can easily be replaced.
I don't know about the grey water system, but if it's over the recharge zone you can bet that there are alot of porous surfaces.
If it's anything like Reagan, MacArthur of Roosevelt, I would expect alot of windows and skylights, and the standard paper, plastic, can recycling.
The HVAC system will be computer controlled with thermostats in each classroom.
Also lights will be on motion sensors with a manuel override switch.
Another cool feature if it's like MacArthur is in even of a fire, the doors that lead from the stairwells to the upper levels will automatically close to prevent smoke from the lower level to travel up.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top