Crawford High School in San Diego, CA may be more than 60 years old, but it likely feels brand new to students these days. That’s because over the past several years, local construction crews have been hard at work amid a three-phase modernization effort. The facility, part of the San Diego Unified School District, has been in use since 1958 while the campus has been the site of schools that have served area students since the late 19th century.
The Modernization Project
Late last decade, the San Diego began a three-phrase Whole Site Modernization project. The first phase was completed in July 2020 and involved upgrading the school’s automotive CCTE program with a new building, three service bays, and a dedicated alignment bay. Meanwhile, the school gave a face lift to the existing auto lab by renovating a classroom, an engine lab, and a single bay demonstration lift.
The second phase of the project was not far behind, finishing up in August 2020. The work included renovations to classrooms, restrooms, and food service areas. For safety purposes, there were also upgrades to the fire alarms and emergency communications systems, and the installation of security lighting and cameras.
Phase III Complete
The final and most ambitious aspect of the project took until this year to complete, with a ribbon-cutting taking place Feb. 8. Turner Construction, who managed the project, demolished the previous auditorium to give life to a new three-story structure that now stands in its place. The new building holds 20 classrooms, a student services office suite, and a 450-seat performing arts center. The construction also included a new drop-off and pick-up area and a new parking lot.
The construction, like all capital projects in the San Diego Unified School District, was funded by the district’s Propositions S and Z, and Measure YY, local bond measures approved by voters to repair, renovate, and revitalize neighborhood schools.
At Construction Protection Systems, we’re proud to have played a small part in the development of Crawford High School’s multi-phase modernization project. Stay tuned for more updates from the makers of 1-2-3 Door Shield—the original, reusable door protection system