Image Source Previously known as Central Los Angeles Area New High School #9, the Ramón C.
Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts is arguably among the most aesthetically impressive high schools on this list – as well as one of the most expensive.
Image Source This award-winning campus was designed by architectural firm The Orcutt Winslow Partnership and was completed in 2007 at a cost of million.
The striking triangular-shaped structure, which was completed in 1987, is part of the Futuroscope complex.
Image Source There has been some debate surrounding the impact architecture has on learning.
Studies have found that students perform better in math, reading and standardized tests in certain environments – particularly in learning spaces that feature outdoor views, an abundance of natural light, and greater mobility and movement.
The latter development is the only one of its kind in Europe, and it seeks to create what the calls “a synergy between the activities of leisure, work, technology, training and education.” The building itself houses both a high school and a university, facilitating an uninterrupted progression from secondary to higher education.
Innovative Pilot High School places a special emphasis on communication and technology.
The innovative campus in downtown Los Angeles cost 2 million to build and was designed by international architecture firm Coop Himmelb(l)au.