Williams High School

1307 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215

General Information

Year Built: 1950
Building Area: 256,767 SF
Acres: 23.57
Classroom Capacity: 1,180
Number of Students: 1,177
Current Capacity: 99.75%
Project Start Date: January 2020
Bond Issuance Date: March 2021
Completion Date: December 2022


Proposed Bond Project Information

Cost Estimate: $4,646,400

Renovate/Upgrade Existing Buildings to
• School safety improvements (cameras,  blinds, carded entry locks)
• Exterior window replacement & caulk where needed
• Renovate multi-restroom facilities with new plumbing fixtures, tile, partitions and paint
• Remove media center carpet; replace with tile
• Replace non-ADA compliant cabinets, sinks, door hardware
• Replace auditorium seating and
carpet/remediate/remove remaining asbestos
• Add restrooms for auditorium area
• Repair structural issues at exterior auditorium stairs
• Re-key building
• Roof replacement/repairs where needed

Williams 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 Sud Associates P.A., an engineering firm from Durham do the renovations and additions for Pleasant Grove Elementary School and Walter Williams High School. Sud Associates, P.A., 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 Pleasant Grove Elementary School for $480,700 and Walter Williams High School for $365,900.

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

Williams High School Capital Projects

Capital Projects in Progress

  1. Summer 2019 - Williams High Transformer Relocation $200,000

Capital Projects Completed

  1. 2016Current: Door Replacement $23,767.44
  2. 2016Current: Parking Lot Striping $1,375.00
  3. 2016Current: Bathroom Partition Replacement $5,600.00