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Pasco (Washington) district breaks ground on 3rd high school

Aug. 21, 2023
The new campus will help alleviate crowding at the two existing high schools.

The Pasco (Washington) school district has broken ground on its third comprehensive high school.

The Tri-City Herald reports that the two-story, 300,000-square-foot facility will be able to accommodate 2,000 students and relieve crowding at the district's other two high schools.

Chiawana and Pasco high schools are the first- and sixth-largest high schools in the Washington state. Last school year alone, 1,800 high schoolers were taught in portables on the two campuses.

The new school will house 82 classrooms, administrative suites, an athletic wing, a library and a 650-seat indoor auditorium. The site will include facilities to house football, soccer, baseball, softball, tennis and track and field programs. 

The turnkey price for Pasco’s third high school is more than $185 million. District taxpayers will pay about $140 million, and the state plans to contribute $45 million.

The third high school, which has not been named, is set to open in fall 2025.

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