Cummings High School

2200 N Mebane St, Burlington, NC 27217

General Information

Year Built: 1970
Building Area:
194,300 SF
73.5 (incl. Broadview)
Capacity: 880 Students
Number of Students: 907
Current Capacity: 103.07%
Project Start Date: January 2020
Bond Issuance Date: March 2021
Completion Date: December 2022


Proposed Bond Project Information

Cost Estimate: $10,867,063

Completed project will include:
• Auditorium lobby addition
• Renovations/upgrades to existing buildings
• Purchase specialty equipment for Fine Arts

Renovate/Upgrade Existing Buildings to include:
• School safety improvements (cameras, blinds, cardedentry locks)
• Exterior window replacement & caulk
• Renovate multi-restroom facilities withnew plumbing fixtures, tile, partitions and paint
• Replace non-ADA compliant cabinets, sinks, door hardware
• Update acoustics, rigging, lighting and A/V systems in auditorium
• Replace carpeting and seating in auditorium
• Replace sheet carpeting and vinyl/composite tile
• Remediate poor drainage at parking lots and around buildings
• Re-key building

Cummings High School Bond Project Updates

Click on the description to see information regarding bond project progress.

The ABSS architect/designer selection process began last November when ABSS posted the RFQ (Request for Quotes) and scheduled school visits for early December. By the January 7, 2019 deadline, ABSS received 24 architect/designers submissions for renovation projects and 13 submissions for the new high school. The selection process also included two rounds of interviews with an internal committee and a stakeholder committee.

At the June 18, 2019 ABSS Board of Education Meeting, staff recommended Morris-Berg Architects from Charlotte to do the renovations and additions for South Mebane Elementary School, Graham High School, and Cummings High School.

Morris-Berg Architects will provide the following services: sealed architectural, structural, M.E.P. and FP plans, sealed civil and landscape design, owner assistance with bidding, owner/contractor assistance with permits, and project observation during construction. The estimated design costs are as follows: South Mebane Elementary School for $585,000, Graham High School for $555,750, and Cummings High School for $765,000.

The ABSS Board of Education approved all staff recommendations for architect/designers for school bond projects.

Cummings High School Capital Projects

Capital Projects in Progress

  1. Summer 2019 - Remodel Chorus and Band Room $100,000
  2. Summer 2019 - Plaster fixed at CHS, ceilings, redo opening in media room, repair paint $60,000

Capital Projects Completed

  1. 2019 - Roofing project completed $1,199,032
  2. 2016 - Media Carpet Removal $22,000
  3. 2016 - Door Replacement $12,175
  4. 2016 - Parking Lot Striping $2,675
  5. 2016 - Roof Evaluation $7,750
  6. 2016 - Bathroom Partition Replacement $12,500
  7. 2016 - Gym Floor Replacement $140,987