Light Dawns On Rocktown High School Hallways
From a field off of I-81 to steel beams, the Rocktown High School building is starting to embody the school many Harrisonburg students will eventually call home
While in reality that isn’t the case, the last few months have seen the transformation of Rocktown High School from an open air construction site, to a building that will hold over 1,000 Harrisonburg City Public School students next year.
In Harrisonburg major renovations to the historic Dallard-Newman House began on Monday. The historic home was built by freed slaves Ambrose and Reuben Dallard in 1885 and is one of the few historic African American homes left in the city.
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Back in January 2020, ground was broken on the new Rocktown High School in Harrisonburg. The construction was put on hold for 15 months during the pandemic before resuming last June. Over a year later major progress has been made and the school is on track to open in the fall of 2024.
Construction of the city’s second high school is proceeding on schedule, said Craig Mackail, chief operating officer for Harrisonburg City Public Schools. However, as winter approaches, construction is at the mercy of Mother Nature. But with that to be expected, construction company Nielsen Builders has built days for winter weather into the timeline for the school.