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District leaders tour new high school in SouthShore

September 24, 2019 - Trending in Schools

In December 2018, nothing stood at the corner of County Road 672 and U.S. Highway 301 in SouthShore. It was simply dirt and pasture.

That is NOT the case today.

Now, standing proudly at that corner is the shell of what’s going to be an outstanding new high school.

It’s come a long way in just nine months.

On Thursday, September 19, the contractors held what’s called a “Topping Out” ceremony. That means the structure of the school is intact—the buildings all have walls, roofs and windows and now the work can begin on the interior construction.

We are building the new school to alleviate overcrowding to other high schools in the area, specifically Lennard and East Bay. It will open in August 2020 with a freshman, sophomore and junior class—and a 6th grade class to help overcrowding at Shields Middle School.

David Brown, who opened Strawberry Crest High School a decade ago, has been named principal of the new high school.

Right now, we are in the process of naming the school and giving it a mascot.

Superintendent Jeff Eakins says construction should be complete on the new high school by June.

If you would like to give input on the school name and mascot email: school.name@sdhc.k12.fl.us

For more information about the new high school visit: https://hillsboroughschools.org/doc/2382