September 16, 2021
On Thursday, Rankin County School District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to memorialize the opening of the new facility for Northwest Rankin High School. The new building, built by Thrash Commercial Contractors, is a state-of-the-art education facility that sits on 67 acres of the high school’s campus.
The 200,000 square-foot multi-story facility includes a health science academy, a law and safety academy, and a video and design academy, and two business academies that include a student lead sales store and coffee bar. There is also a tiered lecture room with more than 130 seats and full audio and video capabilities that emulates a college classroom.
“The Flowood community is growing, and this school sets us up as leaders in the world of education. I am very proud of the effort that has been put into making this building such a perfect place,” said Northwest Rankin High School Principal Ben Stein.
Thrash’s team is incredibly proud of their ability to build for the local community. The $40.9 million dollar construction contract was completed on time and opened with many community leaders and elected officials in attendance.