Groundbreaking For New School
Jun 26, 2015 10:58AM
● Published by City Journals Staff
Dignitaries from Midvale, Midvale Middle School, Canyons School District and the state legislature, as well as the architecture and construction firm leaders, turned the first shovels of dirt June 11 signaling the beginning of construction of a new Midvale Middle School. The 203,000-square-foot, three-wing building was made possible with proceeds from a $250 million bond and will be constructed at 7852 South Pioneer St., the same site as the current school.
Demolition on the current 60-year-old building is scheduled to begin in July. In the meantime, Midvale Middle students will attend school at the former Crescent View Middle School, 11150 South 300 East in Sandy. Many Sandy and Draper students are enrolled in the District’s accelerated program, which is housed at Midvale Middle School. The school, scheduled to be completed in fall 2017, will include natural lighting, high-tech classrooms, teacher collaboration spaces, a 650-seat auditorium, indoor and outdoor student commons areas, a full-length basketball court with an elevated running track, and dance and exercise rooms. After the community leaders took their turn, current, former and future students took their turn with the shovels.