SARATOGA SPRINGS – The ballots are in for the bond to build new facilities in the Alpine School District, and the poll results are showing a bright future for those affected by it.
West Lake High School is currently housing everyone from Saratoga Springs to Eagle Mountain. Because the area is growing so fast, the school is running out of room for more students.
So the district’s decision to build a high school in Eagle Mountain had Principal Gary Twitchell very pleased.
“We’re just really grateful the district’s . . . Seeing this as a high need area,” Twitchell said. “And they’ve really focused [on] meeting the needs out here on the west side.”
The home of the Mighty Thunder was built to fit 2,200 students. Currently it serves almost 3,000 students, and they’re expected to near 4,000 in a couple of years. Twitchell said even with the current head count, some students have all of their classes in portables and only enter the high school for lunch.
The Eagle Mountain school won’t be open until fall 2019, so Principal Twitchell said they’re going to have to get creative to fit all their students in the meantime.
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