Construction Begins on Replacement Facility for 1950s-Era High School

T&T Construction Management Group, Inc., recently began construction on a replacement facility for Jean Ribault High School in Jacksonville, Fla., according to a news release. The original facility was built in 1957. The project is part of a larger, $2-billion initiative to update schools throughout the entire county, funded by a half-cent sales tax that voters approved in 2020. The new building will cost an estimated $120 million and is currently scheduled for completion in 2025.

Rendering courtesy of Duval County Public Schools

The new facility measures in at 150,000 square feet and consists of two instructional buildings with a capacity for more than 1,500 students, according to the news release. Amenities will include more than 40 new classrooms; a 12,500-square-foot gymnasium; and CTE spaces geared toward subjects like nursing, banking, robotics, aviation, digital audio production, and more. The campus auditorium, fieldhouse, and JROTC and music buildings will also be remodeled.

The district is partnering with Gilbane Building Company as the general contractor and Schenkel Shultz Architecture.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Gilbane on this historical project. We are honored to be one of many contributors at Duval County Public Schools,” said Ryan McDavid, T&T Business Development Manager. “T&T Construction Management Group, Inc. is proud to continue our work in the educational space in north Florida, and we look forward to providing Jean Ribault High School students with a modern facility that will serve the community and educate future generations of leaders.”