The architects meet with teachers from Lincoln ElementarySite plan of new Lincoln Elementary

Master Facilities Plan and Building Projects

DISTRICT: Master Facilities







Renovate classrooms, media center and student restrooms in K-8 buildings
Modernizes classrooms in K-8 buildings with flexible and innovative learning spaces

Build a new Lincoln Elementary on Helmbright Drive
The new Lincoln Elementary will open in August 2021.

Finance a feasibility study to develop a high school options for community consideration.
Explore how to address crowding at Lincoln High School and provide competitive 21st century classrooms.  




Building Pride for our Future. Phase Two

Additions and Renovations to High Point and Blacklick Elementary

Space for an additional 225 students in each building.

Additions and Renovations to Middle Schools East, South and West
Space for an additional 175 students in each building.

New Lincoln High School on Current Site
Space for an additional 600+ students.




Master Facilities Plan
In 2015, we began developing a strategic plan to address the long-range facility needs and vision of our district. We engaged parents, community members and school leaders, as well as outside experts, to assess our current facilities and identify needs to assure our district is well prepared for the future.

This Master Facilities Committee developed an understanding of current and projected student enrollment and studied environments that better support current and evolving practices in education for our students.

In 2017, we developed a draft Master Facilities Plan to address overcrowding and the need to update our facilities.  We worked with our Master Facility Planning Committee to develop this proposed plan to present to the community for input.  

The district is firmly committed to transparency and engagement with the Gahanna community. Families and community members hosted “coffee discussions” throughout our school district to discuss the draft of this plan and our future facility needs. The involvement and feedback were tremendously helpful, and changes were made to the draft plan based on the feedback we received. 

The plan addresses critical issues facing our district, including

  1. Outdated buildings
  2. Over capacity throughout the district
  3. The need for an expanded or new high school 

It specifically considers the growth occurring in Jefferson Township, where 206 homes and a 72-unit residential/extended stay hotel are slated to be built in the near future.   

A final draft of the Master Facilities Plan, which outlines two distinct phases, was presented to the Board of Education on January 11th, 2018 and approved. 









Jefferson Township Approves Plans

Jefferson Township Approves Plans

Date: 9/28/2021

Jefferson Township OKs Gahanna-Jefferson's Blacklick school additions, continues athletic complex.

Phase Two Fall 2021 Update

Phase Two Fall 2021 Update

Date: 9/12/2021

Check out the progress being made on Phase Two of the Master Facilities Plan. Please note: The GLHS Design Survey mentioned in the video, may be completed up until midnight on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

First Day for Lincoln Elementary

First Day for Lincoln Elementary

Date: 8/13/2021

Gahanna Lincoln Elementary students are excited for first day back in brand new school.

Lincoln Elementary in the News

Lincoln Elementary in the News

Date: 8/10/2021

Gahanna-Jefferson to open first new school in nearly 30 years.

Lincoln Elementary Welcomes Students

Lincoln Elementary Welcomes Students

Date: 8/8/2021

Gahanna's first new school in 27 years welcomes students.

Six New Schools in Columbus to Open This Fall

Six New Schools in Columbus to Open This Fall

Date: 7/9/2021

Six new school buildings will greet students in Columbus suburbs this fall. 

Construction Poised to Begin at Blacklick and High Point

Construction Poised to Begin at Blacklick and High Point

Date: 7/8/2021

Construction on an academic wing at High Point and Blacklick Elementary will begin in the fall.

Lincoln Elementary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Lincoln Elementary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Date: 6/23/2021

Enjoy these photo highlights from the Lincoln Elementary ribbon cutting ceremony on June 5, 2021.

Lincoln Elementary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Lincoln Elementary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Date: 6/11/2021

Learn more about the new Lincoln Elementary and enjoy highlights from the ribbon cutting ceremony.

May Construction Update

May Construction Update

Date: 5/21/2021

May 2021 Construction Update for the new Lincoln Elementary.