Hillsboro High School celebrated the start of a renovation and addition project with a groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 23.

Hillsboro High School originally opened in 1939. Following a fire that totally destroyed the building in 1952, the current Hillsboro building opened in 1954. The students, faculty, staff and families are excited to break ground on this construction project that will provide modern learning facilities.

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The school will undergo a complete renovation of all interior spaces. Students will enjoy new project-based learning spaces and an enclosed courtyard, as well as a new enrollment center and MTA mini hub. The recycling center, fruit stand and Christmas tree lot will remain on campus. The project is expected to be completed in 2020.

Hillsboro has long been a place for the entire community. While the school will undergo many exciting changes over the next few months, one aspect will remain the same: the school will keep its historic facade that faces Hillsboro Pike, which pays tribute to the school’s long legacy.

Check out photos from the event below.