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West Mesa High gets $27.1M in renovations

The new exterior look of West Mesa High School following a three-phase, $27.1 million renovation project that included 70,000 square feet of new classroom space plus a renovated courtyard and new outdoor amphitheater. (Courtesy APS)

Albuquerque Public Schools officials recently dedicated $27.1 million in renovations at West Mesa High School that included 70,000 square feet of new classroom space plus a renovated courtyard and new outdoor amphitheater.

APS officials, school staff and administrators, students, parents and community members attended the “grand opening” featuring the West Mesa High School Jazz Band and the West Mesa Mariachi Folklorico Ensemble at the school earlier this month.

The home of the Mustangs opened in 1967 at 6701 Fortuna Road NW.

The three-phase project by the numbers:

• Budget: $27.1 million

• Size: More than 70,000 square feet that includes

• 26-classroom, three-story building (completed in July 2016)

• 12-classroom, two-story building (completed in July 2017)

• Renovated main courtyard

• New outdoor amphitheater

Mahlman Studio Architecture was the project architect and Thompson Construction was the general contractor.

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