Why is HCPSS building a new school instead of increasing capacity at the existing schools?

There are limits to the amount of capacity that can be added to our buildings. Some have structural limits, others would require core improvements that may end up approaching the cost of a new school. In many cases, there is enough enrollment growth in an area causing excessive crowding in existing schools, to justify a new school. When appropriate and possible, additions and renovations are planned, such as the one currently under construction at Hammond High School.