New two-story bldg. for GGHS

THE NEW TWO-STORY building nearing completion on the Garden Grove High campus will have 24 new classrooms. Additions are along 7th Street south of Lampson Avenue (OC Tribune photo).

By Jim Tortolano/Orange County Tribune

The Garden Grove High School campus will soon be going “up.”

“Construction is moving along nicely” for the new two-story, 24-classroom building rising on the east side of campus, according to Abby Broyles, public information officer for the Garden Grove Unified School District.

The 26,000-square foot structure will replace a set of portable classrooms – called “P-Town” by students – facing 7th Street. Completion is scheduled for August before the beginning of the fall semester.

A modular building. it will yield enough space to restore up to 50 parking spots or four outdoor basketball courts. The GGUSD board approved the project in June 2022 at a cost of $4,550,931.

It will be the third two-story classroom building at GGHS. Every other high school in the GGUSD has strictly one-story structures, but GGHS – having been established in 1921 and moved to its current location on Stanford Avenue in 1923 – has a smaller “footprint” than its successors.

The new structure will be ADA-compliant with an elevator.  Although it has a modular format, it will be a permanent structure and is less expensive than more conventional construction methods, said Rick Nakano, assistant superintendent for business service at the time of the awarding of the contract.

GGUSD is a K-12 district serving most of Garden Grove as well as parts of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Cypress and Westminster.



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  1. So exciting for the school . Will it have a logo or color to it to show school spirit?!!

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