Lee Magnet High School
Project of Distinction 2017 Education Design Showcase
Facility Use: High School
Project Type: New Construction
Category: Whole Building/Campus
Location: East Baton Rouge, LA
District/Inst.: East Baton Rouge Parish School System
Chief Administrator: Warren Drake
Completion Date: May 2016
Gross Area: 220,000 sq. ft.
Area Per Student: 183 sq. ft.
Site Size: 26.01 acres
Current Enrollment: 1,095 students
Capacity: 1,200 students
Cost per Student: $39,516. 28
Cost per Sq. Ft.: $215
Total Cost: $47,419,546
Lee Magnet High School, part of the East Baton Rouge Parish Schools system in La., is touted as a school like no other. From its approach to learning to its collegiate-styled campus, Lee Magnet High School is poised to be both a showpiece for the district and a launch pad for a new generation of thinkers, dreamers, and student entrepreneurs. The campus is designed to promote reallife experiences, allowing students to apply classroom lessons in a specialized laboratory within their home Academy. Lee Magnet High School is not just a facility, it is designed as an experience to inspire learners of all ages.
The campus encompasses three Academy buildings and a Community Commons building and serves 1,200 students in grades 9-12. The pinnacle of student collaboration and real-life learning is found within the Academy WOW! Spaces, where students translate their knowledge by participating in student-driven projects and presentations. Instructional spaces feature touch boards, flexible furniture, writable surfaces, and the most up-to-date technology to give students access to the latest learning tools available.
Useful indoor courtyard spaces. Nice outdoor spaces. Great transparency. Good use of graphics. Variety of sizes and configurations of spaces provide a flexible learning environment to meet the needs of all students.
ANDREW VAN LEEUWEN