Thursday, January 24, 2013

Press-Tribune: Vallivue Needs More Room for High-School Students

Posted By on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 9:16 AM

One of the largest, and fastest-growing, high schools in the Treasure Valley is considering a second high school to relieve overcrowding.

This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Vallivue High School officials expect student enrollment to grow by about 100 students per year for the foreseeable future, meaning the school's population could hit 2,500 by 2022. By comparison, Nampa High School currently has just over 1,400 students.

Vallivue Superintendent Pat Charlton said the district is considering pursuing a $50 million bond election resolution to build a new school. That would be approximately twice the price of the current high school, which was built in 1996.

Vallivue, the sixth-largest high school in the state, was built to accomodate approximately 1,200 students. It was remodeled in 2000 and now holds about 1,800 students, according to the Press-Tribune.

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