The Newport High School project consisted of the demolition of eight of twelve buildings covering approximately 116,000 SF and replacing them with a new 145,000 SF three-story classroom, library and administrative wing with internal pedestrian corridors connecting it to the four remaining structures. The remaining 71,000 SF was modernized, which included the existing performing arts center, two gymnasiums and the technology wing.
The school now has interactive white boards (Smart Boards) and LCD projectors in every instructional space. Newport High is hard wired for data and has full wireless capability as well. The wireless access enables the use of mobile laptop computer labs to be used in every classroom across the campus
Construction began in July 2005 and the new classroom addition and much of the civil work was completed in December 2006. At that time students and staff moved into the new classroom building and the demolition of the remaining classroom areas took place to allow for new softball and soccer fields. The project was complete by spring 2008.