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Mountainside High School opened its doors in September 2017 to freshmen and sophomores, after two years of construction. It is the District's sixth comprehensive high school. Mountainside is the largest project in the 2014 Bond Program, with a budget of $184 million dollars. The school was designed by Bora Architects and built by Hoffman Construction.

The school was built on 47 acres and it contains 342,000 square feet of space, including 53 general classrooms, five special education classrooms, and 11 science classrooms. It has a capacity of 2,200 students.

Mountainside is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma School and will also have the IB Middle Years Programme for freshmen and sophomores.

Mountainside offers a variety of Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, including marketing, culinary arts and construction.

Budget: $184,135,000
Funding: 2014 Bond
Schedule: 07/2015 - 08/2017
Status: Complete

Construction Photos

New high school construction site
New high school construction
Crane lowers steel beam into place
Commons area under construction
Dug out area for new high school gym
Steel brace in new high school building
Gym under construction of new high school
Steel framing for new high school
Steel frame for new high school building
New high school construction
Piping in new high school building
Band room under construction of new high school
Theater under construction
Hallway under construction in new high school
Partially constructed high school building
Construction of theater
Construction of theater
Construction of new high school courtyard
Courtyard without plantings
Crane lowers glass pane into place in courtyard
Exterior of new high school under construction
New high school under construction
Workers lay bricks on exterior wall of new high school
New high school commons area
New high school theater

Mountainside Dedication Video

Fast Facts:

  • Opened in September 2017 as the District’s 6th comprehensive high school
  • Architect: Bora Architects; General Contractor: Hoffman Construction Company
  • 342,000 square foot building with 2,200-student capacity
  • 53 general education classrooms, 5 special education classrooms, 11 science classrooms
  • CTE programs for Engineering, Construction, Information & Technology, Culinary, Business & Marketing
  • 47-acre lot with turf on all fields; 5-acre dedicated wetlands
  • LED fixtures with dimmable controls in the building, stadium and parking lots
  • Solar panels generate 172.5 kW
  • Abundant natural light and constant fresh outside air
  • Reinforced structure allows immediate occupancy after a seismic event