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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.- There isn't much different at Northwest High School since it opened its doors in 1971, but thanks to some new renovations that's about to change.
On Tuesday, Montgomery County leaders officially kicked off much needed renovations at the school. After 40 years, many at the school said the changes are welcome. While the school has been well maintained, there are just some things architects couldn't have imagined would be necessary in 1971.
As part of the schools renovations, there are plans to construct a new entrance where visitors have to go immediately to the front office as part of a security check. New wiring in the building will allow for more technology at the school. Plans also call for a bigger theater and the addition of an auxiliary gym.
"We're really excited about the opportunity to add an auxiliary gymnasium and a theater. A theater that's large enough to hold one class of that four class student body," said Jim Sumrell, COO Clarksville Montgomery County Schools.
The renovations at the school will cost about $17 million and are expected to be complete in 2014.