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Culver Park High Settles into New Home

Following a contentious decision to move Culver Park High School from the El Marino campus, Principal Veronica Montes is ready to welcome the 2012-13 students to their new home between Farragut Elementary and Culver City Middle schools.

when the Culver City Board of Education decided to move Culver Park High School from its premises at for the start of the 2012-2013 school year on Sept. 4.

However, Culver Park High Principal Veronica Montes says she’s excited about the school’s new premises, which are now situated between and .

In an official Culver City Unified School District statement, Montes said there are great benefits for the 64 students on the new campus, including the enclosed courtyard with its view of Ballona Creek.

"We now have the ability to integrate more and not be that 'cast off' group," Montes said. "Everything here is clean and nice. We have matching equipment. We can use the high school/middle school field for PE. We have bicycle connectivity. This is going to be a great new home for our students and our teachers."

Ajay Mohindra, of CCUSD's business office stated in a release that the Division of the State Architect (DSA), which provides design, construction and oversight for K-12 schools across the state has approved the classroom bungalows housing the students.

The new campus has four classrooms, complete with new carpet, banks of computers and large white boards, but Mohindra said it’s the work of the teachers and students that will determine the school’s success – not its amenities.

"No one knew what to expect when the school was moved here," Montes said. "But being here now and seeing it, they're all going to walk in and say 'Wow!'"

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Marie Cunningham August 28, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Neat!
Emily Dimant August 29, 2012 at 03:23 PM
So nice, congratulations
Marla Wolkowitz August 29, 2012 at 03:52 PM
As my newest and closest neighbor, literally, I'm glad to have Culver Park H.S. as a neighbor. Yes, there will be a bit of traffic during drop off in the morning, not the afternoons, but once the drivers learn our neighborhood they'll find there's lots of spots to park and let the kids out of the cars. The bus stop at the library is a lot closer than the old location and the actual nearness to the creek following the huge upgrades and repairs is a pleasant sight to be seen each day. There are so many more ready resources for the students and staff in this new location and we wish everyone involved in Culver Park with great success.

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