Ground Broken For New High School In Oxnard

Wednesday February 12, 2020

     Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Wednesday for a new high school in Oxnard.

   It's going to be called "Del Sol High School" and it will be located on 47 acres north of Camino Del Sol and east of Rose Avenue near Gibaltar Street.

   The Oxnard Union High School District says there will be 270,000 square feet of new construction at the site with state-of-the-art educational facilities, full athletic venues including a pool, ahtletic field with bleachers and concessions, a media center and 93 teaching stations.

   School construction will cost $200 million with about $145 million of that coming from voter-approved bond measures with the rest state matching funds.

   When the school opens in 2022 it will enroll 2500 students.

   Officials say the school will be needed to deal with the growth in the district.

   They say the significant increase in high school age students has already exceeded capacity at the district's three schools in the Oxnard area.

   The school's name was the result of a wide community outreach program.

   The rest of that open space area is slated for the development of more than 600 new homes and commercial space in the coming years.