Three major ongoing construction projects will ensure that students in their Henrico County communities have first-class facilities for generations to come. In September 2018, Henrico officials announced the replacement of both J.R. Tucker and Highland Springs high schools. Those facilities will be constructed at the current school sites and open for the 2021-22 school year. In May of 2018, school officials recommended plans to build a major addition to Holladay Elementary, which will also open in 2021. The Holladay addition is being paid for through the 2016 bond referendum, which Henrico voters approved by a vote of 84%. The high schools are also being financed with bond-referendum funding, along with funds from the 2013 voter-approved meals tax. The meals tax also pays for renovations to aging schools across Henrico County, including upgrades to outdated bathrooms, gyms, HVAC systems, lighting, safety features and more.
J.R. Tucker High School
The new J.R. Tucker High School is being built on the existing football field at the school’s North Parham Road campus. Once it is finished, the old school buildings will be demolished. The new building’s design incorporates brick suggesting the orange of the JRTHS school colors.
For a live construction webcam and more information, visit the construction company’s website.
JRTHS Construction Progress
Highland Springs High School
The new Highland Springs High School is being built on a wooded lot adjacent to the existing campus in Highland Springs. When the building is finished, the old school, built in 1952 and renovated in 2008, will be repurposed by Henrico Schools. The design uses red brick that matches the original school.
HSHS Construction Progress
Holladay Elementary School
The addition to Elizabeth Holladay Elementary School will double its size. In 2019, the school celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gathering that brought alumni and former staff members back to campus.
Holladay Construction Progress
Photos and video by Henrico County Government.