William Fleming High School

Roanoke City Schools


Location: Roanoke, VA
Project type: New Construction
Project Size: 295,000 sq. ft.

William Fleming High School was the second high school to be replaced by Roanoke City Public Schools. It was originally constructed in the early 1960's as a "campus-style" facility. As the region had grown and learning had changed, it became important to replace this school with a new and larger environment. In the interest of creating a consolidated footprint, the school design includes four small learning communities. It is organized along an enclosed circulation spine, classroom blocks, media center, cafeteria, art facilities and gymnasiums all open into the spine. This design facilitates supervision, while allowing for an active interior "street style" environment. 


Once the new school was completed and occupied, the 13 buildings of the old campus-style school were demolished to make room on the site for a new football stadium, 8-lane track, baseball and softball diamonds, practice fields, and tennis courts.