Doster begins school construction in Moody

The new $47 million Moody High School should be complete in 2026

A rendering of the new Moody High School.

Doster Construction Co. has started work on the new Moody High School in St. Clair County.

The $47 million project includes a 95,000-square-foot academic building, a 7,000-square-foot storm shelter, cafeteria/kitchen, band hall and activity practice gymnasium. A new 25,800-square-foot gymnasium will be constructed using a pre-engineered metal building with 1,200 seats, locker rooms and concessions.

“Building a new Moody high school that is designed to prepare students for excellence both inside and outside of the classroom has long been a vision of the Moody community and St. Clair County Schools,” said Moody High School Principal Christopher Walters. “By partnering with Doster, Ward Scott Morris Architecture and Scout Program Management, we will be able to build a school that not only meets the needs of current Moody students, but is equipped to address future requirements of our students and community.”

The site of the new Moody High School.

Doster’s team will also renovate the existing gymnasium into a stage, auditorium and related facilities. The 19,000-square-foot building will house an 800-seat auditorium, stage, dressing rooms, patron concessions, rest rooms and a drama classroom.

“We are excited to partner with Doster as we provide a new Moody High School, Performing Arts Center and gymnasium for our students and the citizens of Moody. Our community voted for the opportunity to pay additional property taxes because they wanted better facilities for our students and we want to meet their expectations,” said Justin Burns, St. Clair County Schools superintendent.

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The new facilities are expected to be complete in 2026.

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