Facilities

At Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education (SBHS), we not only provide our students with a high quality education, we are committed to keeping our school facilities in excellent condition to maximize longevity and align with evolving education, building, safety and security needs.

The Campus

  • The Sallie B. Howard School building was re-purposed in 2000 from an old textile factory located at 1004 Herring Avenue in Wilson, N.C.
  • SBHS spreads across more than 125,000 square feet on 9 acres of land. The main campus consists of 76,000 square feet with 40 classrooms, a 720-seat auditorium and a cafeteria that holds up to 300 guests.
  • Additional buildings have been added to include an 11,000 sq ft gymnasium that seats 350 and contains a sports office, a concessions area, two dance studios, a visual arts studio, and a state of the art computer lab.
  • Two middle school buildings comprised of six offices and eight state of the art classrooms were added later as well. 1,000 sq ft of trailers provide additional space for middle school instruction.
  • In 2020, the Sallie B. Howard School High School for Biotechnology and the Fine Arts will launch in a 26,000 sq ft complex that will accommodate 250 students.

The Technology

  • The entire SBHS campus is supported by a powerful broadband wireless system along with hi-speed Wi-Fi internet access throughout the facility.
  • Classroom teachers enjoy a wall-mounted SMART board along with a wall-mounted data projector.
  • Our campus-wide heating and cooling system is completely computerized and runs optimal temperatures and schedules to keep everyone comfortable and to conserve energy.

Energy Efficient

  • Sallie B. Howard School practices energy-efficient habits, including shutting down all building technology on the weekends, ensuring lights are off when classrooms are empty and minimizing energy consumption during peak hours.
  • As a result, SBHS has reduced energy consumption and saves over $55,000 a year in utility costs.
  • The school has also reduced waste in the cafeteria by installing a professional dishwasher and using washable trays.

To schedule a tour of our campus, call the SBHS main office at 252-293-4150.

At the Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts, we are not only committed to providing our students with a high quality education, we are also committed to maintaining our school facilities to maximize longevity and align with evolving education, building, safety and security needs.

Redesigned and repurposed, the former ____ textile mill located at 1004 Herring Avenue was opened as one of the first charter schools in the state of North Carolina and as the first charter school in Wilson. The Sallie B. Howard campus is comprised of _________ square feet of school space, along with ____ acres of land to manage. From our original main building we now have added on to include a separate gymnasium that seats ____ and also contains a sports office, concessions area, two dance studios, a visual arts studio, and a state of the art computer lab. We have also expanded our campus to include two middle school buildings that are comprised of six offices and eight state of the art classrooms.
We’re also committed to expanding our technological resources along with our campus aesthetics. What you may not see, will surprise you. The entire campus of SBH is supported by a powerful broadband wireless system along with Wi-Fi internet access everywhere on campus. Each classroom teacher enjoys a wall mounted SMART board along with a wall mounted data projector. The technology doesn’t end there of course, our campus wide heating and cooling system is completely computerized and runs optimal temperatures and schedules to not only keep everyone comfortable, but to also conserve energy and save money. To date, the Sallie B. Howard School has reduced energy consumption and saved over $________.

Enjoy our virtual tour below and be sure to come and visit our campus by scheduling a campus tour with the main office.

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