Coweta County high school gets facelift, security upgrades in time for new school year

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — It’s back to school in Coweta County and students are coming back to some changes, especially high school students.

One of the district’s three high schools saw some new construction over the summer, while another saw demolition after a tornado that hit Newnan.

Channel 2′s Steve Gehlbach walked through some of the improvements made to Northgate High School.

Students will notice the changes right when they walk through the front door. The school is fully renovated with new space, new look and upgraded security.

Junior Jadrian Robinson approves a new building and full facelift. The 25-year-old Northgate High School needed more space.

“I like it. The new renovations, with the school did such a good job, keeping it up,” Robinson said.


The 25-year-old Northgate High School needed more space. The school used to hold 1,700 students, but now tops 2,000.

It takes some students away from East Coweta High and will help in the growing area.

Before the first day, Principal Ashley Wilkes showed Gehlbach the upgraded security.

The old entry has new glass wall and a secured, locked vestibule. Visitors also have to get approved through video doorbell.

“These are actually buzzer doors, so have to get buzzed to enter main campus,” Wilkes said.

Meanwhile at Newnan High School, crews recently demolished the main building and others damaged in the March 2021 tornado.

Newnan High students in three grades will continue navigating the remaining campus this school year.

“We are having school, it’s going to be a normal year for them, although we are under construction,” Superintendent Evan Horton said.

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