The Los Angeles Unified School District has broken ground on the 131st—and final—K-12 school to be built with funds from the system’s $27 billion construction program.
The school—identified at this point as South Region High School No. 8—is being built in Maywood, Calif., and will accommodate 1,215 students. The building is scheduled to be completed in 2017.
“The South Region High School No. 8 is the last of the 131 new K-12 school projects needed to provide every student with the opportunity to attend a school in their neighborhood operating on a two-semester calendar,” school board documents stated in December.
Beginning in 1997, the district sought to ease crowding and upgrade inadequate school facilities with a massive school construction effort. Since then, voters have approved several bond proposals that have provided the $27 billion for the 131 new schools and thousands of modernization projects.
DLR Group, which has designed the campus, says the school will incorporate three Small Learning Communities (SLCs) and various support facilities that connect to form a central plaza.