The arrival of the Dragons is one step closer, as West Point High School held its groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 19.
The Tolleson Union High School District’s seventh high school is on track to open in July at the northwest corner of Avondale and Encanto boulevards, according to Superintendent Nora Gutierrez.
“We have over 12,000 students (at the district), and therefore it was absolutely necessary to build this amazing high school as the West Valley continues to grow,” Gutierrez said at the ceremony.
Split into two phases, the 2019-20 school year will enroll freshmen and sophomores. After phase two of construction is complete the following summer, the 2020-21 school year will add juniors and seniors into the fold. The district estimates 1,200 students will enroll in the first year, though the design can accommodate 3,000 students.