South Warren High School

Warren County Board of Education · Bowling Green, Kentucky
Energy Star



Aerial view of South Warren Middle & High School



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The Largest Single-Structure ICF Installation In North America

The New South Warren Middle & High School is the largest single-structure ICF installation in North America at 333,000 SF. It is also Kentucky’s largest public school and the third school to utilize ICF construction for the entire building’s structural wall system, both interior and exterior bearing walls.

The school houses a total of 2,000 students in grades 7-12; 750 middle school students; and 1,250 high school students. The two separate schools are connected by a 750-seat theater complex and a central kitchen. The central kitchen features staged prep and cooking centers to serve two cafetoriums, which feature food courts and also serve as practice gymnasiums for both schools.

Each “school” features a double-height lobby and clerestory-lighted “great hall” connecting the public spaces of the facilities to the academic wings. The high school features an interior courtyard/student commons between the lobby grand stair and the media center, providing natural light into the corridors and allowing an outdoor reading patio at the media center end.

The 750-seat theater features a historical marquee in the lobby, with independent entrances and restrooms, enabling the theater to be operated without opening the middle and high academic wings. Additionally, the theater has dressing rooms, prop-building area, green rooms, and a backstage corridor that connects to the band/choral rooms of each facility.

The technology education labs are designed for a pre-engineering curriculum, with an introduction lab in the middle school and an advanced lab in the high school. Consumer science labs and chemistry/biology and physics labs are located in departments within each school.

An all-sports support complex houses locker rooms, a weight training facility, instructional space, and public restrooms and concession areas. Its location serves as a gateway to the athletic complex, featuring a covered breezeway for event pedestrian traffic.

To complement the energy efficiency of the ICF structure, the facility has a super-insulated roof system, and dual stage compressors in the geothermal heat pumps for added efficiency. The site features bio-swales for controlling pollutants from run-off, and the playing fields are watered by well access to the aquifer beneath the site.

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Sherman Carter Barnhart’s 21E schools engage students and inspire learning in healthy and safe environments. They also dramatically reduce or eliminate energy costs. Our Education Studio benefits from the expertise of Principal Kevin Cheek, a Recognized Educational Facility Planner who works with our clients to ensure our schools elevate educational experiences. Stayed tuned for more about our Education Studio. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sherman Carter Barnhart’s 21E schools engage students and inspire learning in healthy and safe environments. They also dramatically reduce or eliminate energy costs. Our Education Studio benefits from the expertise of Principal Kevin Cheek, a Recognized Educational Facility Planner who works with our clients to ensure our schools elevate educational experiences. Stayed tuned for more about our Education Studio.

We are proud to be Warren County schools partner in designing these zero energy schools and zero energy ready schools!Did you know WCPS is one of KY's most energy efficient districts with the NATION'S FIRST Net Zero school, Richardsville Elementary. Jennings Creek Elementary became the district's second Net Zero building when it opened in 2018 ? In addition, South Warren High, South Warren Middle, Bristow Elementary and Jody Richards Elementary are Net Zero Ready schools. In 2019 we hit $14 mill in cost avoidance! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are proud to be Warren County schools partner in designing these zero energy schools and zero energy ready schools!

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