New School Will Hold Up to 1,000 Students
A new school is making its way into the northeast Phoenix area and it will hold up to 1,000 students. The development happening along North Valley Parkway is the long awaited K through 8th grade building that is going to be a great addition to the community. As the population continues to grow, the classrooms begin to fill up quickly and the teachers need more space.
“In November 2013, our demographer provided a student projection that showed the school being needed by the 2015-16 school year, and we began to plan for securing the funding to design and construct the school,” said Deer Valley Unified School District spokesperson Ashley Morris to Anthem News.
Although they are still making plans for the design of the school building, the district is maintaining a comfortable situation for the students. Nearby schools are taking in children until the construction is done. Sunset Ridge and Norterra Canyon won’t reach capacity until the end of the next school year.
According to Anthem News, construction of the new school is scheduled to begin September 2014 at the corner of Brono Butte Trail and North Foothills Drive, just south of Dove Valley Road and east of North Valley Parkway. The $15 million project will be funded from the 2008 bond authorization, which included plans for a new school, Morris said in the recent article.
Plans for a new high school are also being discussed for the northeast Phoenix area. More people are buying homes in the community and starting families, so the city needs to be continuously ahead of the growth. The two sites they are suggesting for the facility are I-17 and Jomax, and the other at 75th Avenue and Jomax.