Mount Juliet High School was designed for a 9-12 grade structure and a core capacity of 2,000 students. The program requirements resulted in a 315,000-square-foot building. Constraints of the long, narrow 55-acre site dictated a three-story design situated in conjunction with athletic fields including a football stadium, softball and baseball stadiums, a COST PER SQ FT$115.69FEATURED IN2009 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas football/band practice field with running track, and soccer field.
An enclosed 88-foot by 220-foot commons area situated between the academic portion of the building and the athletic/career technical portion of the building has a rubber floor system striped in five-yard increments. This area provides space for a multitude of functions, including a student/after-hours entry into the facility; a football/band practice area; ROTC drill area; flag team/dance team practice area; and lobby for the 2,000-seat gymnasium and 1,000-seat auditorium.
Four serving lines provide fast, efficient service for the cafeteria that seats 686 students. The 7,500-square-foot media center includes two computer labs.