“A school that is safe, secure, durable and comfortable with stimulating architecture” is how McBride High School is described by the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada.
The group recently honored McBride along with only four other schools in the region with its annual award.
Opened in 2013 as the first small high school completed with Measure K funds, McBride was also recently named as one of four finalists for a top national award by the nonprofit Association for Learning Environments.
The association recognized McBride with the award named for James D. MacConnell. Known as the father of educational facility planning, MacConnell was director of Stanford University’s School Planning Laboratory.
McBride is one of five small high schools to be built or converted by Measure K, the $1.2 billion school improvement bond initiative approved by voters in 2008.