By Jay Taylor | Your Valley
The Maricopa Unified School District took a step toward a new future when it broke ground on the city’s second high school Friday. Located on an 80-acre parcel at the southwest corner of Murphy and Farrell roads, the new school is scheduled to open in July 2022.
Approximately 100 invited guests, attended the event, including the mayor Christian Price and the city council, MUSD governing board, members of the construction team, and Ak-Chin Indian Community chairman, and the school facilities board.
The yet-to-be-named high school will be built in three phases. The initial phase, will include two buildings and accommodate approximately 1,300 students. The first building will be a two-stories with 80,000 square feet of classrooms. The second will be a combination gymnasium and cafeteria, featuring indoor and outdoor dining areas. The $18.6 million first phase totals 125,000 square feet and a natural grass field that will be used for football and other sports.