Frenship Ninth Grade Center, Wolfforth, Texas


Frenship ISD Ninth Grade Center, Wolfforth, Texas


Frenship Independent School District


Frenship Independent School District’s growth dictated expansion of the existing High School to alleviate over-crowding.  It was determined that a new self-contained Freshman Campus be built across the street from the land-locked existing High School Campus.

A 950 student Ninth Grade Center was constructed.  The two-story classroom wings include eight combination science lab/lecture rooms, eight computer rooms, music/choir rooms, and Home/Life Study facilities.  The core area contains a technology-driven multi-level media center with collaboration stations and collaborative classrooms.  The Media Center and Cafeteria with stage were designed to accommodate the addition of up to 950 additional students.  Although the majority of athletics is shared with existing facilities, the new campus has two spectator gymnasiums with dressing/office support facilities.  Covered walkways and landscaped courtyards provide access to the main and secondary entries.

The façade compliments the existing High School facility.  Tilt-up concrete wall panels with face brick accent were used to provide exterior load bearing walls that complemented the High School façade.  Continuous concrete footings support the exterior tilt-up concrete walls, while concrete spot footings support the balance of the structure’s steel frame with concrete slab on steel joist second floor and energy conscious lightweight insulated concrete roof deck.