By SDCN Editor
San Diego, CA–San Diego’s oldest high school is getting a makeover.
San Diego High School will undergo major renovations with a Whole Site Modernization project that will transform the campus frontage on Park Boulevard, expand the central campus quad, and renovate classrooms and student support spaces.
The modernization represents the latest renovations for a school that has served students for 140 years. Now in 2022, the upcoming project will rejuvenate the campus once again, complementing the long list of successful teachers, alumni, and decorated athletes – including the “Mother of Balboa Park,” Kate Sessions, who taught at San Diego High, and National Football League player Art Powell, who graduated in the 1950s.
“We are thrilled to see these improvements come to fruition on our campus,” said Francisca Del Carmen, San Diego High School Principal. “We have 140 years of history at this site, now we get to make another hundred in the high-quality facilities our students deserve.”
“All San Diego Unified students deserve a campus they can be proud of,” said Dr. Lamont Jackson, San Diego Unified Superintendent. “Modern learning environments, like the ones planned at San Diego High, will help students thrive in all of their endeavors.”
San Diego Unified’s capital projects are funded by the district’s Propositions S and Z, and Measure YY, which are local bond measures approved by San Diego voters to repair, renovate and revitalize neighborhood schools.