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Dublin (Calif.) district scheduled to open $374 million high school in the fall

April 30, 2024
The new Emerald High School will eventually house 2,500 students and address steady enrollment growth.

The Dublin (California) Unified School District is on track to open a $374 million high school campus later this year.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the new Emerald High School will be Alameda County's first new high school in 50 years.

The school sits on 23.5 acres, with a sprawling library, a 137-seat lecture hall, a three-story academic tower, and a student union with soaring ceilings. Freshmen and sophomores will arrive on campus in the fall; eventually, 2,500 students in grades nine to 12 will fill the halls.

The new campus will address growing enrollment in the Dublin district. It has nearly 13,000 students, up from 9,000 in 2014.

While construction continued, Emerald's first freshman class has been housed in portable classrooms for 2023-24, and the district expects to move them into the new facility this fall. Once the third and final phase of construction is completed in 2026, Emerald High will also have a 600-seat performing arts center, a swimming pool and other amenities.

The architect is PBK.

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