Tioga ISD Opens District's First High School Since 1961
Tioga, Texas – On August 5th, VLK Architects joined Tioga ISD celebrating the ribbon cutting for the district’s new high school. The original Tioga High School closed its doors in 1961, since then the district has housed all of its PreK-12 students in one building. This new Tioga campus was designed by VLK to serve 300 students, grades 9-12, providing necessary relief to the previous campus housing all of the district’s 630 students.
The design of the New Tioga High School spans approximately 70,000 sf and resembles the architecture of the original Tioga High School building. The new campus contains traditional classroom spaces and labs, as well as a competition gym, special programs spaces, a choir and band hall, and a state-of-the-art football field. The space was master planned for future expansion to keep up with district growth.
Tioga High School Volleyball won state in 2016 and has a new competition gym to support their successes. The gymnasium can seat approximately 1,000 people and has a max capacity of 1,400 for graduations and other special events. The new facility also has a full size football stadium to support their growing athletic needs as the school expands from 6 man to 11 man football this coming fall. The new Tioga High School stadium can seat 1,637 people.
Josh Ballinger, Tioga ISD Assistant Superintendent, said “We look forward to opening the 2018-19 Tioga ISD school year on a fantastic campus that our students and community will enjoy for many generations to come.”