North Star High School

The Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB) is in the process of building a new secondary school in the Town of Amherstburg to consolidate General Amherst High School and Western Secondary School. The new school will accommodate 816 students and was approved by the Ministry of Education in 2016.


The new school will be located on the south side of Centennial Park off Simcoe St., between Fryer St. and Victoria St. The land was purchased by GECDSB from the Town of Amherstburg.

This is a central location and will allow a similar number of students to walk to school.


Construction for the new school began in November of 2020 and the school is expected to be completed in September of 2022.

Project information

​​​​​Project details for the new school include:

  • Grant: $24,324,129
  • Number of students: 819
  • Architect: J.P. Thomson Ltd.
  • General contractor: Fortis Construction

Construction updates

Construction is progressing on schedule with expected completion for the 2022-2023 school year.

Photo Gallery: North Star High School Construction will appear here on the public site.