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Jordan High School in Watts to undergo $75-million renovation

Jordan High School in Watts is about to undergo a $75-million renovation.

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved the redevelopment project this week. School officials said construction will probably begin in November or early December.

According to a news release from the LAUSD, the project includes “52 new classrooms in two- and three-story buildings that accommodate two academies and a new gymnasium.”

The LAUSD said the administration building will be converted into offices, eight classrooms and a library; the existing girls’ gymnasium will be changed into a performing arts building with three classrooms; the existing weight room will be renovated into a new girls’ locker room; and the locker room will be turned into food service facilities.

Nearly 1,200 students attend Jordan High School.

The LAUSD’s David Tatevossian said this was the first time Jordan High School was getting a major renovation of its facilities. He said construction was expected to be completed near the end of 2015.


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