The auditorium is used more frequently than any classroom in the District. The facility is used for performing arts and music events, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, tournaments, workshops, meetings, class activities and special community presentations. Last year, individual performer and spectator use exceeded 52,000 visits.
At 48 years-old, the facility has exceeded its expected life. The auditorium only holds 440 spectators, even though the student population has more than doubled since its original construction in 1965. Today, more than 1,000 students attend the high school, which the auditorium cannot fully accommodate as evidenced by facility outsourcing of all-band concerts and restrictions on concert size and other performances. The auditorium is too small for a community of our size and is in need of significant repair. A facility use analysis confirmed by Bray Architects identified the issue below.