South Valley Modernization Project
The South Valley Middle School Modernization Project began in the summer of 2021. This project will transform the campus and enhance the surrounding IOOF and Murray Avenue neighborhood and the Gilroy community. Once complete, the new middle school campus will be another state-of-the-art facility in GUSD.
Conceptualizing for the project began in early 2020 with a design team that consisted of staff members and administrators from GUSD and South Valley, led by Aedis Architects. The school design boasts classroom groups with one specifically designed for science and makerspace use; integrated outdoor learning spaces; a new administration building, MPR, kitchen, media center and gymnasium. Students will have the opportunity to learn using new technology infrastructure, maker spaces and science labs.
Cost: $90 million, thanks to the Gilroy voters who passed Measure E
New construction: Six classroom groups (6th, 7th and 8th grades) with integrated outdoor learning spaces and sun shades; administration building located on Murray Avenue, and connected to the new MPR and music room; new kitchen and media center; and new track and field adjacent to the new gymnasium
Additional project highlights: 450' student drop-off lane located on Murray Avenue to reduce traffic congestion on IOOF. Two staff parking lots, equipped with at least two electric vehicle chargers. Available visitor parking and new student quad in the shape of a tiger's paw.
Design: Aedis Architects
General Contractor: Flint Builders, Inc.