Discussions about future of Hillwood High School set to begin

Hillwood High School
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Dozens of speakers voiced their opinions Tuesday night about the future of Hillwood High School in the Hillwood area of West Nashville.

The school board is considering three options for a new building to replace the old school, which was built in 1959.

The first option is to tear down the existing school in west Nashville and build a new school on the site. That plan would cost $76.6 million.

The second plan would relocate Hillwood High to the existing Bellevue Middle School site and build a new high school. That would cost the district $81 million.

Lastly, the third plan is to relocate Hillwood to a piece of property belonging to Hope Park Church in Bellevue and build a new school at that location. That is the most expensive option, with the costs totaling $90.8 million.

Public comments at Tuesday’s board meeting lasted around two hours, with parents and residents voicing opinions for and against relocating the school.

The vote is scheduled for January 24. The district will be hosting two community meetings next week before the vote.