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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

New, Renovated Schools Ready for M-DCPS Students for 2022-2023 School Year

Beyond the usual excitement of starting a new school year, students, staff, parents and community members can look forward to Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ (M-DCPS) many beautiful, new and modernized buildings during the 2022-2023 school year.


These improvements are made possible with capital funds along with the main funding source – General Obligation Bonds (GOB) – to renovate, remodel and replace schools, expand student capacity, enhance safety and provide technology upgrades. As of June 30, 2022, GOB expenditures totaled approximately $978 million ($95 million for technology and $883 million for facilities), with another $69 million contracted.

Arvida Middle - $3.9 million – built in 1975, the school is comprised of six permanent buildings and has a capacity of 1,129 student stations. The renovation project involves replacing all the systems, ductwork, air handlers, sensors, etc., associated with the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) scope, essential to building safe, working structures for human occupation. The school’s wooden stage flooring will be replaced; basketball courts will be regraded; and fire safety systems will be upgraded.

J.C. Bermudez Doral Senior High - $3.5 million - the campus is comprised of two permanent buildings with 1,181 student stations. The proposed scope of work for this project includes new baseball, softball and soccer playfields; basketball courts, bleachers, dugouts, agricultural area, greenhouse, and an animal shelter.

George Washington Carver Middle - $5.1 million -  built in 1952 and currently is comprised of 13 buildings and has a capacity of 872 student stations. The scope of work includes installing a new emergency management system; replacing the campus-wide fire alarm system; exterior and interior painting; and HVAC upgrades throughout the campus.

Thomas Jefferson / Biscayne Gardens conversion to K-8 - $11 million - Opened summer 2022: 
These schools share the same parcel of land and were converted into a K-8 Center. The project includes a new 34,500-sq-ft, two-story building with 10 primary classrooms and 17 intermediate classrooms, adding 554 new student stations; a satellite administration suite, new covered walkways, entry plaza, parent drop-off, new hardcourts and a physical education shelter.

Henry S. West Laboratory School - $2.6 million – renovations include the following: restrooms, exterior painting; replacing windows and doors with new impact resistant models; installation of a new HVAC system, acoustical tiles, classroom lights and various electrical upgrades.

Dr. Henry W. Mack / West Little River K-8 Center - $11 million – this campus-wide renovation project reconfigured spaces to convert the school to a K-8 Center and add 172 student stations. The project included creating new open collaboration classrooms, ESE classrooms, student administration services area, and labs for computers, science demos and art. Also included were various renovations including new teacher station desks, selective window replacement, exterior painting of all buildings and new ADA-compliant water coolers.

Miami Beach South Point Elementary - $6.3 million – the school has a new one-story classroom building and 144 additional student stations. The project also includes fire alarm system replacement, HVAC upgrades, new ADA-compliant restrooms and drinking fountains, new flooring, and exterior painting.

Miami Shores Elementary - $7.2 million – the school has a new five-classroom building addition, which adds an additional 116 student stations. The scope of work includes a new Physical Education shelter, roof replacement of the media center, Energy Management System, park spaces and select interior paint as well as replacement of the drinking fountains and restrooms renovation.

Palm Springs North - $13.5 million - this project includes the construction of a new 34,500 sq-ft, two-story building addition including but not limited to include 10 primary classrooms, 17 intermediate classrooms, media center; and new covered walkways, entry plaza, parent drop-off, hardcourts, Physical Education shelter, and associated site and infrastructure improvements.

Dr. Gilbert Porter Elementary - $5.1 million - this project included removal of the existing portables and restoration of site; HVAC replacement, selective restroom renovations, campus-wide exterior painting, replacement of drinking fountains with new ADA-compliant water coolers throughout the facility; electrical upgrades throughout, re-coating and resealing of the basketball courts, parking lot upgrades and miscellaneous upgrades throughout.

Henry Reeves K-8 Center conversion  - $15.1 million – the school received a new, two-story classroom addition with 465 additional student stations, including classrooms, an administration area, locker rooms, a computer lab, a digital art studio, a collaboration classroom, science classrooms/lab, basketball courts, a dining shelter and parking.

Southside Academy and workforce housing - $32.4 million - converted to a K-8 facility in 2019, the school was renamed Southside Preparatory Academy. The new construction project will provide 610 student stations, and includes general, science and ESE classrooms; skill development, art and music labs; an administration area; a media center, kitchen, and a multipurpose roof-level physical education area. A partnership between the District and Miami-Dade County’s Department of Public Housing and Community Development includes the construction of 10 workforce housing units for qualifying teachers and district employees.

Booker T. Washington High - $2.6 million – renovations include a new covered walkway, ceiling lights,acoustical tiles, Emergency Management System, and exterior painting throughout.

West Homestead K-8 conversion - $4.7 million -  a new 12-classroom addition was constructed providing 216 additional student stations. The project also provides a covered walkway to connect the new building to the existing buildings, and expands the parking lot.

The District-established Small/Micro Business Enterprise (S/MBE) utilization goals were met or exceeded by the architects and contractors on these projects with highly diverse sub-consultant and sub-contractor teams. This was further strengthened by a strong commitment to local workforce utilization.

Continued fidelity to the implementation of the GOB program and the District’s steady commitment to inclusivity and diversity in its procurement process are positively impacting the quality of the educational environment and the local economy.

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