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Las Vegas middle school reopens after 2 years of renovations

Aug. 9, 2023
Improvements at Fremont Middle School took longer than expected because of an underground aquifer.

After two years of renovations, Fremont Middle School in Las Vegas has reopened.

KNTV-TV reports that the upgrades took longer than expected because of an underground aquifer.

“It feels like it was a long time coming,” said Principal Abigail Johnson. “We were a little bit delayed in construction just because there actually was a big aquifer under what was the old Fremont; so that did extend the timeline.”

The Clark County (Nevada) district school was built in 1955, and renovations began in 2021.

Nearly 700 students are enrolled at Fremont this year. For the past two years, students were relocated to a temporary site.

Fremont Middle School is a magnet school, and Johnson said she wants to improve proficiency in math and science, in particular.

“We got a huge new robotic room so we’re pushing that,” said Johnson. “For our medical magnet programs for third year students and 2024, we’re going to be offering sports medicine and medicine technology.”

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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