Ribbon cut on new math building

A rendering of Gilroy High's new math building.

Gilroy High School’s new two-story mathematics building, located on the back side of the 750 W. 10th St. campus, has been officially opened for the new school year, with a Sept. 5 ribbon cutting attended by Gilroy Unified School District officials, board of education members and faculty.

The $14.5 million project added 20 much-needed classrooms to the high school’s newest quad inside the prefabricated modular building. After the foundation was laid, the building’s structure was constructed off site and then delivered to Gilroy High School.

The total cost was funded in part by Measure E ($4.7 million), proceeds from the sale of the Wren Avenue property ($8.3 million) and developer fees ($1.5 million), according to district staff.

“I’m just so proud of this building. It’s a beautiful building with state of the art equipment inside,” said Superintendent Deborah Flores of the new addition. “We learned a lot from this project, too, as we go forward to reconstruct Brownell” Middle School.

The math building was essential to accommodate an estimated growth of 2,000 students in the Gilroy High attendance boundary over the next decade, according to Flores.

The new building is one of many upgrades to the Gilroy High campus, including a new science lab, new quad, new parking lot with solar, new track and field, new stadium bleachers, archway entrances in the front and back, redesigned dropoff area in the front of campus and fresh paint inside and out.

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