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Things are Looking Up at Roosevelt Elementary
Opened in the fall of 2015, this completely rebuilt elementary school has to accommodate a large student population within a small geographic footprint. To address this issue, planners decided to build up.
Two-story buildings are providing almost 100,000 square feet of administration and classroom space, double the size of the old permanent single-story buildings on campus.
A rooftop playground (above a staff parking structure) will add about 50 percent more area for recess and physical education.
To blend in with the historic flavor of the neighborhood, the design of the new school honors the original art deco style of architecture. A 100-year old wooden door and photos of the old wall murals will be displayed in the school library as reminders of Roosevelt Elementary’s long, proud history.
In the center of campus, an amphitheater will provide an outdoor gathering place, while a new multipurpose room could be used as an auditorium for indoor student performances and events.
The entire campus is built with energy savings in mind, including automatic dimming lights and temperature-controlled classrooms with large windows to optimize daylight.
The latest technology will enable teachers to project images from their hand-held devices, laptops or computers onto a screen in front of each classroom and the entire campus will have wi-fi capability.
New pickup and dropoff lanes are designed to reduce traffic congestion in the neighborhood and increase safety.
Other Current Projects
Construction of the new Browning High School in Long Beach is at about 50 percent, with opening now scheduled for fall 2017.
Major upgrades to Wilson and Polytechnic High School auditoriums start this year, while Sato Academy, the newest small high school continues its transition from a middle school as a new parking lot and physical education/locker facility is added.
Rendering of future Jordan High School
Upcoming Measure K projects in the planning phase include a $40 million renovation of Renaissance High School for the Arts and and transforming the former Butler Middle School to a small high school, to open in fall 2017.
A schedule is being developed to upgrade security systems at all campuses during the next few years.
The former Jordan Freshman Academy will be converted to a small high school upon completion of modernization/ renovations at Jordan High School.
Renaissance Performing Arts HS