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First Measure K Construction Project Nears Completion

Nelson Middle School entrance stairs
Nelson Elementary School gymnasium

Jessie Elwin Nelson Middle School, the first major new construction project funded by Measure K, will be completed this spring, opening to students this fall.

The Signal Hill school will serve about 850 students in grades six to eight in the Poly High School area, drawing graduates of Alvarado, Burnett, Signal Hill and Robinson elementary schools.

Students entering the sixth grade who live elsewhere in the district may attend Nelson by participating in the School of Choice process.

The new campus has 31 classrooms, administration offices, a library/media center, gymnasium, health office, music room, serving kitchen, multipurpose room and other support facilities.

Outdoor facilities include a soccer field, five basketball courts and an open quad area. The main entrance is along Cherry Avenue with a parking lot for visitors and a bus loading/unloading area.

The main drop-off and pick-up area runs along the most southern portion of the site entering from Cherry Avenue, exiting onto 20th Street to the north of the site. Staff parking is on the north side of 20th Street.

Designed to be environmentally sustainable, the project utilized recycled construction materials and features energy-saving heating/air conditioning and water conservation systems.

Visit the Nelson Middle School project page.

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