Thornton Middle School Conversion
April 21, 2023
Dear Thornton Community,
New Administration/Library Building
The new administration and library building is located at the front and center of campus.
In recent weeks, the second floor roof blocking was completed, the stairs and the metal deck were erected, and framing plywood for the high roof trusses was installed.
In the coming weeks, roofing insulation, underground sitework, and the rough-in of the first floor mechanical, electrical and plumbing will begin.
Modernizations of Existing Facilities
In recent weeks, exterior painting, installation of exterior window and doors, ceiling tile replacement, drywall installation and trash enclosure gates were completed.
In the coming weeks, casework and flooring installation, paving of the East Parking Lot (8th Grade Loop), and installation of power and the fire alarm will begin.
Thornton Middle School Conversion Project Overview
Construction began at Thornton in 2020 with a scope that includes: construction of five classroom/lab buildings, construction of administration and library buildings, modernization of existing buildings, and various site improvements.
Construction is scheduled for completion in August 2023.
Thank You for Your Support
Our community generously supported the $650 million Measure E Bond in 2014 to build and improve facilities.
The scope of the bond work includes upgrading and repairing neighborhood schools by updating technology and aging classrooms; upgrading electrical wiring to current safety codes; fixing or replacing leaky roofs, aging plumbing and restrooms; removing asbestos; and repairing, constructing and acquiring equipment, classrooms, sites and facilities.
FUSD Middle School Conversion Timeline
Fall 2019: Walters Middle School welcomed 6th grade students
Fall 2020: Horner Middle School welcomed 6th grade students during distance learning
Fall 2021: Horner 6th-8th grade students returned to campus, Hopkins 7th-8th grade students moved to Bringhurst campus while Hopkins was under construction
Fall 2022: Hopkins Junior High campus reopened for 7th-8th grade students
Spring 2023: Information meetings will be held for staff, students and families moving
to Centerville, Hopkins or Thornton for the 2023-2024 school year
Fall 2023: Centerville, Hopkins and Thornton middle schools will welcome 6th grade students