Thursday, August 11, 2022

El Paso ISD Celebrates Completion of Jefferson High School

Mike Coyne, EMJ Senior Superintendent and Jason Dunnam, EMJ Vice President of Construction join EPISD officials and students for the ribbon cutting of Jefferson High School. Photo courtesty of Gaby Velasquez/El Paso Times

Jefferson High School and the El Paso Independent School District celebrated the completion of their new three-story campus last Friday morning.

EMJ served as the general contractor for this new facility, which replaces the 100-year-old building that served as the original site for Burleson School and later as Jefferson High School.

This project, for El Paso ISD, includes the renovation of an existing 50,000-square-foot auxiliary gym, as well as the addition of a new three-story, 96,000-square-foot academic building, featuring a cafeteria, library, science labs and administration space. Project features also include a 4,000-square-foot weight room and a softball complex with field event space.

EPISD Superintendent Diana Sayavedra said the updated buildings, classrooms and technology will give students new learning experiences, according to the El Paso times.

“Some of you likely felt mixed emotions as you pass the original school that served us for so long,” Sayavedra said. “As we modernize our schools to enhance the education opportunities for our students, I assure you that we will not forget the importance of honoring the traditions near and dear to the Silver Foxes.”

EMJ is proud to partner with El Paso ISD on this project. Click here to read more.