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Lockers in Schools | College vs. High School Locker Room

Athletic programs differ greatly from high school to college. From look to budget, high school programs can appear like they are light-years away from collegiate programs. The high school locker room is a great representation of these major differences, as high school locker rooms present an altogether different host of challenges than college locker rooms.

Battle of the Locker Rooms: Main Differences

Exploring the challenges and opportunities presented by a high school locker room installation as compared with a college locker room installation may shed some light on the unique needs of each type of institution.

  • A high school locker room may require multiple sport-specific lockers in a single space. Whereas most collegiate athletic facilities have areas designated for each sports team, where athletes can store equipment and prepare for their sport of choice, high school locker rooms require a multipurpose locker setup. This is due largely because…
  • Budgets between high schools and colleges vary. Many times, athletic programs in high schools depend on state funding, grants, donations and funds that are somewhat limited. Conversely, college programs can sometimes rely on alumni donations or funds allotted for athletic programs, which, depending on whether the school is public or private, can determine the budget.
  • A high school locker room may require more durability, while college locker rooms may require technology integration. High school locker rooms tend to be more multipurpose, which, combined with a tight budget, means that equipment storage, showers, benches, and lockers must be made of materials that will be strong and durable. On the other hand, a college locker room might be better served by technology integration, as teams work to boost morale and develop strategies that will help them gain a competitive advantage.
  • High school locker rooms may use the same types units that are found in the hallways. However, without knowing the extent of the locker room application, how many lockers will be ordered, and the size and conditions of the area where the locker room will be built, it’s difficult to agree that a high school should consider using the same lockers in both locations. College programs, on the other hand, have the flexibility to order lockers that meet their needs.

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Whether you’re building a locker room in a high school or a college, Legacy Lockers knows how to outfit a functional, budget-friendly locker room from start to finish. Learn more about Legacy Lockers and their custom locker designs. For more information, call 866-291-3395 or visit today.


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