La Jolla High athletic complex progressing on schedule

Slightly visible from the corner of Fay Avenue and Rushville Street, the new athletic complex at La Jolla High is progressing on schedule.
(Ashley Mackin)

Gradually becoming more and more visible from Fay Avenue, construction on the new $12 million athletic complex at La Jolla High School is moving along on schedule, said a school district spokesperson. It’s slated for completion in mid-August.

“When school begins in the fall, the Vikings will have a new, more accessible, stadium that includes new home and visitor plazas, entry gates, bleachers, a press box, concession buildings, restrooms and weight rooms … and a new tennis plaza,” said San Diego Unified School District communications supervisor Cynthia Reed-Porter.

The approximately $12 million construction project at La Jolla High School will upgrade the athletic stadium and make it more accessible.
(Ashley Mackin)

Other project additions include replacement of the synthetic turf field; resurfacing the running track, which will reportedly extend the life of the track by another six to eight years at a cost of $169,863; and construction of a new boys locker room and additional storage space.

Construction equipment on Fay Avenue is being used for building La Jolla High’s new press box.
(Ashley Mackin)

The school will concurrently spend between $200,000 and $1 million to repair its emergency communications system.

“San Diego Unified thanks the community of La Jolla for supporting the school district’s Propositions S & Z bond programs (which fund capital improvement projects) so these, and other improvements, can become a reality,” Porter said. “La Jolla High has already received interactive classroom technology throughout its campus, thanks to the bond program, and there is more modernization work to come, including campus-wide air conditioning.”