El Paso ISD is honoring legendary Texas Western athlete Bobby Joe Hill through its new, consolidated campus in Northeast El Paso.
The district broke ground on the new Bobby Joe Hill PreK-8 School on Friday.
The campus will combine the existing Terrace Hills Middle and Collins Elementary schools as part of the voter-approved Bond 2016 modernization program.
According to a news release, the $34.5 million project will include:
- Construction of a new building with special-education and elementary grade classrooms, administrative offices, middle-school fine-arts classrooms, and a library expansion.
- HVAC upgrade to refrigerated air
- New electrical systems
- Aesthetic upgrades throughout the campus
- Demolition of Collins and the eighth-grade building at Terrace Hills.
Officials say the school’s namesake was a member of the historic Miners basketball team that won the 1966 NCAA Men’s National Championship.
According to EPISD, the completion date of the campus is scheduled for Spring 2022.