Proposed Projects

The following projects were recommended to the Allen ISD Board of Trustees by the district's facilities planning committee, Project Kids. The proposed projects address aging facilities and growing student programs throughout the district. Take a closer look at what's proposed:

Take a closer look at current facility conditions:

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Court surface damage

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Backboard damage

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Heaving concrete

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Court surface damage

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DID YOU KNOW?

The tennis complex is used by not only Allen ISD students, but the entire Allen community as well. The high usage rate of the tennis facilities in addition to their general age, have advanced the deterioration of conditions. 

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TENNIS COMPLEX — $550,000

The district’s tennis complex facility, built 20 years ago, is used year-round by Allen ISD students.

 

To support continued use and address aging conditions, repairs include:

  • Complete surface replacement on all 12 courts 

  • Concrete and drainage improvements

  • Additional storage

  • Repair hitting walls

  • Replace fencing

  • Update security and lighting systems

    • Scheduled Project: 2022​

Student programs and activities served:

  • AHS, Lowery and Middle School Practices

  • AHS, Lowery and Middle School Matches

  • AHS, Lowery and Middle School Tournaments

  • Intramural Tennis PE (AISD Elective Course)

  • Eagle Landings Tennis Center Programs 

  • General Public Play

Allen ISD Activity Center — $12,750,000

Built 21 years ago, the Activity Center has not received significant updates. Usage has significantly increased over the years as the enrollment in AISD has grown. Currently, more than 1,100 students utilize the Activity Center each day.

 

To support student growth and aging conditions, renovations include:

  • Additional programming space 

  • Security updates

  • Additional storage

  • Reconfigure coach and athletic meeting rooms to utilize space more efficiently

  • Resurface indoor field and the outdoor practice fields

  • Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing efficiency updates

Student programs and activities served:

  • Baseball               

  • Softball

  • Football

  • Boy's and Girl's Track

  • Boy's and Girl's Soccer

  • Boy's and Girl's Cross Country

  • Off-season programs

  • Athletic Training
     

Various district events are also held at the Activity Center:

  • District chair meetings

  • Graduation staging

  • Signing days

  • Booster club meetings

Take a closer look at current facility conditions:

Aging mechanical equipment
Aging mechanical equipment

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Aging mechanical equipment
Aging mechanical equipment

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Limited equipment storage
Limited equipment storage

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Aging mechanical equipment
Aging mechanical equipment

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DID YOU KNOW?

When the Activity Center was built in 2000, the high school enrollment was 3,048 students. Currently, enrollment is 7,100 students, a 134% increase in 21 years. Since 2000, the high school has received six major additions to accommodate the growth, but the activity center has not received any major additions or renovations.

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Lowery Weight Center — $2,600,000

The Lowery Weight Center (also known as "The Barn") was built more than 20 years ago and has not received significant updates since opening.

To support student growth, aging conditions, and address basic utilities, renovations include:

  • Update ventilation system

  • Bring water and sewer to the building to add bathrooms and water fountains (facility does not have these utilities)

  • Security updates

  • Update interior and exterior finishes

  • Building envelope updates

  • Electrical and plumbing efficiency updates
     

Student programs and activities served:

  • Boy's and Girl's Soccer

  • Boy's and Girl's Basketball

  • Boy's and Girl's Track

  • LFC Physical Education

  • Football

  • Volleyball

  • Baseball

  • Wrestling

  • Summer Performance Course - All Sports

Take a closer look at current facility conditions:

Weight Center exterior
Weight Center exterior

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Worn turf carpeting
Worn turf carpeting

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Weight Center interior
Weight Center interior

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Weight Center exterior
Weight Center exterior

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DID YOU KNOW?

The Lowery Weight Center is used throughout the year by students in grades 6 through 12, not only Freshman students.  During the 2020-2021 school year, almost 2.400 students used the weight barn.

Ford Middle School athletic field (no track):

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As a comparison, here is the track and turf field at Ereckson Middle School. Ford Middle School, on the other hand, does not have a track and does not have a synthetic turf.

DID YOU KNOW?

Ford MS students are transported to Lowery for track practices and other related activities. Due to scheduling conflicts and the amount of time spent traveling back and forth, some students are simply unable to participate in track. Also, physical education classes frequently have to modify their activities and lessons based on weather and field conditions.

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FORD MIDDLE SCHOOL — $4,500,000 

Ford Middle School was built in 1982 and is the only middle school in the district without a turf field or a track on campus.

Additions include:

  • New turf field and track at Ford Middle School to make comparable to other AISD schools.

    • Scheduled Project: 2022​

Student programs and activities served: 

  • 7th and 8th Grade Physical Education classes

  • 7th and 8th Grade Football

  • Boy's and Girl's Track and Field

The track surfaces and turf fields at the following facilities have reached the end of their life cycle which ranges 6-8 years for track and 8-10 years for turf.

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TRACK RESURFACING — $700,000 

  • Resurfacing at Lowery Competition Field and AHS Band/Track Field (Note: Lowery track was not replaced when the Lowery stadium seating was replaced).

    • Scheduled Project: 2022-2024

TURF REPLACEMENT — $2,500,000 

  • Replacement at Curtis Middle School, AHS Band/Track Field, Lowery Competition Field and Eagle Stadium. (Note: Lowery Turf was not replaced when the Lowery stadium seating was replaced)

    • Scheduled Project: 2022-2024​​

Take a closer look at current facility conditions:

Patching and chipping on track
Patching and chipping on track

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Track chipping
Track chipping

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Patching on track
Patching on track

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Patching and chipping on track
Patching and chipping on track

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DID YOU KNOW?

The proposed track resurfacing will utilize a newer, more cost-efficient system that will allow for a longer life expectancy and lower maintenance costs.

The proposed turf replacement includes the top layer only, keeping in place the existing structure and foundation that was installed 8-10 years ago.

Student programs and activities served at each facility:

AHS Band/Track Field

  • Band

  • Marine Corps JROTC

  • Boy's and Girl's Track

  • Boy's and Girl's Cross Country

  • Tallenettes Drill team

  • Color Guard

  • Boy's and Girl's Physical Education

  • Available for community use

Lowery Competition Field

  • Ford Middle School 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Track and Field

  • 9th Grade Physical Education

  • 9th Grade Football 

  • Summer Strength and Conditioning Training

  • Athletic Off-season

Curtis Middle School

  • 7th and 8th Grade Physical Education 

  • 7th and 8th Grade Football

  • Boy's and Girl's Track and Field

  • Athletic Off-season

  • Used by the City of Allen

  • Available to lease with community groups

Eagle Stadium

  • Football (JV and Varsity)

  • Girls Soccer (JV and Varsity)

  • Boys Soccer (JV and Varsity)

  • Allen Eagle Band

  • Tallenettes Drill Team

  • Color Guard

  • Cheerleaders

  • Marine Corps JROTC

  • Broadcast Audio/Visual students

  • Student Athletic Trainers
     

Various district events are also held at Eagle Stadium

  • Community Pep Rallies

  • Athletic Events

  • Graduation

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Site (parking lot)

  • Allen Eagle Run (parking lot)

  • Athletic Signing Day