Construction Cost Estimates for High School in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a high school using US National Average costs from 2013 RSMeans cost data. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union labor for a 130000 square foot building.

Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build a high school in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of high school models by state.

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2013 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available on RSMeans Online - our online cost estimating tool.

High School Construction Cost Assumptions
Location: US National Average
Stories: 2
Story Height (L.F.): 15.00
Floor Area (S.F.): 130000
Basement Included: No
Data Release: Year 2013

High School Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / R/Conc. Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $118.43 $15,396,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $29.61 $3,849,000
Architectural Fees 7% $10.36 $1,347,200
Total Building Cost $158.40 $20,592,200
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $108.20 $14,066,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $27.05 $3,516,500
Architectural Fees 7% $9.47 $1,230,800
Total Building Cost $144.72 $18,813,300

High School Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / Steel Frame

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High School Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / R/Conc. Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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High School Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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High School Square Foot Cost Assuming Limestone with Concrete Block Back-up / R/Conc. Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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High School Square Foot Cost Assuming Limestone with Concrete Block Back-up / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit)
Architectural Fees
Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
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Architectural Fees
Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--