This new 76-acre K-12 campus was designed to replace all the school system’s existing academic facilities. A centralized administration and communal core creates a division between the different age groups, with the capacity for 1190 students. The Competition Gymnasium has a viewing walkway that is accessible from the ground level. North facing daylight monitors in both gymnasiums allow for natural lighting while reducing energy cost associated with artificial lighting. The cafeteria has a moveable wall to create separation between the different age groups, but still allow ability to be opened to provide a large space for assemblies. Along with the new K-12 school building are new athletic facilities, including two new baseball fields, a softball field, tennis courts, new track, and new football field.
A new 112,600 square foot facility that accommodates 600 students from kindergarten through 12th grade on one site was completed in the Summer of 2021. Grades K through 5 are separated from grades 6 through 12 with a shared core area of administration, media, and cafeteria, which reduces administration costs.
Also included on the site are two gymnasiums, music room, technology and special education classrooms, Votech. education suite, and a new Robotics Lab. With all of the latest technology incorporated, the new facility provides Calhoun County with a state-of-the-art school that made the most effective use of their budget.
The Pike County School System partnered with SRJ Architects Inc. to modernize their auditorium, which dates back to the 1960s. The school system envisioned a transformation that included the addition of a new lobby, restroom, and concession area, providing the building's façade with a fresh appearance. The design team at SRJ worked closely with the owner to craft a design that honored classical architectural elements while incorporating the owner’s request of a natural material palette. In addition, the interior of the existing structure underwent a comprehensive update, incorporating new finishes to blend the new addition with the existing aged structure seamlessly. The result of this collaborative effort between SRJ Architect Inc. and the Pike County School System is a state-of-the-art facility that benefits students and enhances the community's overall experience.