MIRANDA- In 2001 Miranda Junior High School shut down, but now they have a new campus. The new buildings are currently being used by the high school students, but starting next school year it will become the new middle school and will house seventh and eighth grade students. South Fork High School Principal Lisa Gray said,
“It is just a little split up right now we have eighth graders here and seventh graders at Redway so it will be nice that they will all be together again."
Gray said the middle school would not open until next year because they are in the process of modernizing the high school first,
"When that is finished the teachers here will move back to their original classrooms and then this will be the junior high school" she said.
South Fork High Teacher Rob Standish said, "We are thrilled, we are excited because it has been decades since the high school or any of the buildings in our district have been refurbished."
The new campus sits on the same campus as the high school and features six new classrooms, a science lab, and a basketball court.
Standish said, "All kids in our country deserve clean, functional, decent classrooms and that is expensive." The new buildings cost $3.2 million he said it is all worth it,
"The classrooms are a reflection of the respect that the students deserve. Our community has footed the bill for it and they are being well used."
However, the name of the middle school is still undecided,
"We do not know that yet, I heard that people would like to keep it Miranda Junior High home of the mustangs, but nothing has quite been decided yet" said Gray.