Mission Hill Middle School
The renovations of Mission Hill Middle School included new flooring in the corridors, classrooms and science labs throughout the main building. The flooring has the appearance of hardwood, but is a durable vinyl product. Similarly, cabinetry was redone, ceiling tiles were replaced as needed, and new marker boards were installed. New lockers and tackable wall panels in the hallways are complete. New electrical systems and data networks are also installed. Phase III was completed March 1, 2003 and the main building was fully occupied and operational at that time.
The big gym has new automated bleachers and the floor sports a bold blue, custom painted, Mighty Mavericks logo. Both the boys and the girls’ locker rooms have all new lockers. The renovated shower and bathrooms have new plumbing fixtures, partitions, and tile on the walls and floors.
The new two-story, pre-fabricated elevator arrived on the afternoon of the winter’s biggest rain and wind storm. Fortunately, the next morning was dry and calm allowing for a smooth installation. Phase IV included the removal of the portable classrooms, making a larger gathering and play area available to students. The parking and play areas were resurfaced, with several new basketball backboards installed and the courts re-striped.
A collaborative effort between Caltrans, the City of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz City School District was the force behind the building of the sound wall along the school’s property line at Mission Street. Decorative tiles designed by art students at Mission Hill accent the wall.