A face lift is underway for Central High School.
“Our school definitely needs an upgrade,” Eddie Maxwell, a student at Central High, said.
Tuesday night dozens of parents and neighbors came to see where the new changes will be made.
“We’re looking at [building] a second gymnasium, possibly a new cafeteria, [we’re] certainly working on our career tech areas, also Wildcat stadium,” Jason Fountain, the superintendent said.
The school was built nearly 50 years ago, and students say after years of ware and tare these changes couldn’t come any faster.
It’s hard for us to focus on academics when everything around us is destroyed and not up to date,” Maxwell said. “All of the upgrades will help us students not feel like we’re in a prison.”
In one of the classrooms there was a hole in the wall and a chair was completely destroyed. The school’s superintendent says he intends on making the school building and its issues his priority.
“Central High School is the flagship school of this school system and it’s very important for us to make this a world class facility as well,” Fountain said.
Students say they hope the changes come sooner rather than later.
The school is giving another tour on Dec. 4.