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Northside School District prepares to open $110 million Harlan High School

Harlan High School in the Northside Independent School District cost $110 million to build. (Photos/Video: Sinclair Broadcast Group)

SAN ANTONIO - The Northside Independent School District is preparing to open a new $110 million high school this month when students head back to class. John Marshall Harlan High School will relieve some of the overcrowding other NISD campuses are experiencing.

The new school will open on August 28 at FM 471 and Talley Road in far West Bexar County. The campus is expansive; Along with state-of-art classrooms and computers, the library has study rooms, a 3D printer and plenty of charging stations for electronics.

There is an additional gymnasium for district-wide activities, too.

Voters approved the $110 million project as part of the 2014 bond election. Comparatively, Brennan High School cost $88 million to build seven years ago; Taft High school cost $12.6 million to build in 1983.

Because of Harlan High School's location along a busy stretch of road, bus service will be available to all students.

There will be about 1,400 students this year at Harlan, 9th through 11th grade. NISD serves 105,000 students - 30,000 of which are high school students - and the district continues to grow.

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