A $32 million project will create a state of the art, 21st-century learning facilities for the students at Andress High School.
These renovations are part of the voter-approved bond 2016 program designed to modernize the facilities for students at El Paso Independent School District.
The projects at Andress include the construction of a 500-seat performing art center. With classrooms for band choir, band, dance and orchestra. Construction also including a new athletic field house and a weight room. As well as renovations to the student quad, landscaping and new air conditioning.
“This will be something that truly will be a benefit to the northeast. All of our northeast campuses will be able to use this auditorium, as well as Andress kids. But we have students nearby other elementary schools and middle schools that will benefit, that will be able to see performances there. And of course it’s a great opportunity for the community to come out and see performances,” said EPISD spokeswoman Melissa Martinez.
And with the performing arts center benefiting the Northeast community, Andress High School Students hopes it will give the school a better image.
“Honestly it feels pretty good like hearing the stories and like everything about Andress, saying it’s bad and everything. It’s really not bad and everything. Its really not bad, and to hear about the upgrades and all that I’m really happy that, that’s happening,” said Teddy Duarte a senior at Andress High School.