Two new high schools are slated for the ever-developing West End of Henrico.  One of the newest high schools in that area, Deep Run, is expected to have 1,853 students as of next fall — and that’s already 3 students above the intended capacity.

The first new high school is planned for 2010, on the site south of Springfield Road, off of Staples Mill Road.  The contract for that site was approved last month for $13.6M.

The second site is 205 acres on Kain Road, slightly northwest of Short Pump Town Center.  The proposed purchase price (including site reviews and other costs) is $26.7M, and the intended usage would be not only a new high school for 2016 (or earlier), but also a public park and a fire station.

See "Henrico targets Short Pump site for future school" in this morning’s RTD (or yesterday’s shorter, online version "Henrico considers large land purchase") for more details.  It’s a very interesting read, even just to keep informed on who the players are in Henrico’s development.