Some Eastwood High School Students Will Be Moved To A Different Campus Next Year
Voters passed the Yselta Independent School District's $430 million bond last year, and over the next two years, $93 million of that will be used to turn Eastwood into a state-of-the-art high school. There are some logistical problems, however.
Some students will spend two years at another campus while it undergoes extensive renovations. To accommodate construction, Eastwood ninth graders will be moved to Eastwood Middle for the next two years. 10th, 11th and 12th graders will stay on the Eastwood campus and be housed in portables.
That has led some parents to say that their kids won't be getting the quintessential high school experience, but some students say it will be both exciting and sad.
YISD says 125,000 square feet of the existing school will remain as is, and more than 250,000 square feet will be added. A three-story classroom wing will be rebuilt, and a new athletics area and increased parking will change the landscape of the central El Paso high school.
Construction is expected to be finished in August of 2019.