• Detailed breakdown of metro Atlanta high school costs

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    Atlanta
    North Atlanta HS
    Land cost $56,500,000
    Athletic facilities $8,759,181(fields only, no stadium)
    507,093 square feet
    Construction total (less land and athletic facilities) $82,634,808 ($162.96 per square foot)
    Enrollment 1650 ($50,082 per student) 
     
    Cobb County
    Allatoona HS
    Land cost $9,951,708
    Athletic facilities (not available)
    325,000 square feet
    Construction total $44,184,467 ($135.87 per square foot)
    Enrollment 1731 ($25,525 per student)
     
    Henry County
    Locust Grove HS
    Land cost $577,412
    Athletic facilities $4,577,382 (stadium)
    287,326 square feet
    Construction total (less athletics and land) $37,178,024 ($129.39 per square foot)
    Enrollment 1130 ($32,901 per student)
     
    Fulton County
    Banneker HS
    No land cost
    Athletic facilities $6,084,680
    339,617 square feet
    Construction total (less athletic facilities) $44,831,383 ($132.01 per square foot)
    Enrollment 1310 ($34,222 per student)
     
    Gwinnett County
    Archer HS
    Land cost $9,292,025 (includes site for future elementary school)
    Athletic facilities $5,918,000 (stadium)
    439,873 square feet
    Construction total $50,610,000 (less land and athletic facilities) ($115.05 per square foot)
    Enrollment 2101 ($24,089 per student)
     
    DeKalb County*
    Arabia Mountain HS
    227,670 square feet
    Construction cost $34,763,000 ($153.69/ per square foot)
    Enrollment 1473 ($23,600/student)
     
    *In 2010, DeKalb County provided higher numbers for Arabia Mountain High School.  That happened at the height of the criminal investigation of DeKalb’s construction program. Former superintendent Crawford Lewis and his former construction manager had just been indicted for racketeering.  The 2010 numbers provided were $1.77 per square foot. In 2013 the provided cost dropped to $153.69 per square foot.


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