Liberty Hill High School is set to receive renovation work and expansions to its cafeteria, and fine arts and athletic facilities as the campus's enrollment grows.

The Liberty Hill ISD board of trustees approved the schematic design for the project at a June 17 meeting.

The big picture

VLK Architects representative Alex Nelson presented a schematic design featuring the following improvements at LHHS:
  • Addition to the band hall, including percussion, storage, ensemble and practice rooms
  • New robotics labs
  • Cafeteria expansion
  • Renovation of choral hall, black box and art labs
  • Addition of two large classrooms plus renovation work
  • Addition of wrestling mat room plus renovation work
  • Competition field concession and restroom additions
  • Outdoor patio for special education students
The estimated construction budget for the project is $23 million, which was approved by voters in the district’s 2023 bond election, LHISD Director of Construction Dustin Akin said.

The backstory

The improvements to LHHS are intended to address the following deficiencies at the campus, Nelson said:
  • Undersized band hall lacking practice rooms and storage space
  • Undersized cafeteria unable to accommodate larger lunch periods
  • Robotics lab infrastructure insufficient to support program
  • Undersized black box unable to accommodate audiences for performances
  • Inadequate football concessions and restrooms to accommodate crowds
The project will also ensure LHHS provides equitable environments compared to Legacy Ranch—the district’s second high school opening in 2026, he said.

Stay tuned

VLK Architects will now further develop the project’s design. Construction will take part in three phases, beginning in November and ending in August 2026, according to district documents:.
  • Phase 1: construction on concessions and restrooms from November to June 2025
  • Phase 2: construction on band hall addition from August 2025 to June 2026
  • Phase 3: construction on fine arts renovations from June to August 2026