AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - It's the first week back to school for 8,600 Auburn students and the last year for the current Auburn High School facility.
Workers have another nine months to finish the new high school facility, by April of next year.
The buildings are standing, brick is being laid and electrical wiring is installed.
The $62 million facilities are funded through the city of Auburn's special fund and will ease overcrowding as Auburn City Schools grow at a rapid rate. This year alone 220 new students joined the system.
"You will see a shift in campuses, Drake Middle will become the 6th grade, Auburn Junior High will become the 7th grade and the current high school will house 8th and 9th grade with 10th,11th, and 12th graders at this campus behind us," said Daniel Chesser with Auburn City Schools.
The 247,000 square foot facility can house up to 2,200 students and parking has improved there will be nearly 1,000 spaces for students, faculty, and staff.