Joseph Gregori High School

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Joseph Gregori High School
Address
5500 Stoddard Road
Modesto, California, 95356
United States
Coordinates 37°43′13″N 121°03′50″W / 37.720205°N 121.063920°W / 37.720205; -121.063920Coordinates: 37°43′13″N 121°03′50″W / 37.720205°N 121.063920°W / 37.720205; -121.063920
Information
School type Public
Established 2010
Status Open
School district Modesto City Schools
Principal Jeff Albritton
Grades 9–12
Campus size 88 acres (36 ha)
Color(s) Navy blue and Gold         
Athletics CIF Sac-Joaquin Section
Athletics conference Modesto Metropolitan Conference
Mascot Jaguar[1]
Website

Joseph Gregori High School is a high school in Modesto, California, United States. When it opened in fall 2010,[2] it was the eighth comprehensive high school in Modesto City Schools.[3]

History[edit]

Planning for this school started in the early 1990s, following a lengthy history within the district of the need for another campus to accommodate students in the Salida area and northwest Modesto, relieving overcrowding at Modesto and Davis High School.[4] In 2001, Modesto City Schools passed a high school bond called Measure T that provided $65 million for the construction of two high schools.[5]

The school is named for Joseph Gregori,[6] who served as a principal, teacher, and coach in the Modesto City Schools for 28 years before his death in 1998 at age 50.[7]

The school opened in the fall of 2010 with 9th and 10th grade students. It is designed for a capacity of 2,500 students and projected to open with 1,800–1,950 students. The school's first principal is Jeff Albritton, who has served as principal at Davis High School in Modesto.[4]

Campus[edit]

The 88-acre (36 ha) campus sits on land formerly used as almond and walnut orchards. Modesto City School District purchased the property from the family of Dick and Jennie Van Konynenburg. The family had owned the property since 1932.

Some adjacent property owners[who?] criticized the Modesto City School District for their use of eminent domain to purchase easements, rights of way and land in order to widen Stoddard Road.

The school's 14 buildings were designed by Fresno-based firm Darden Architects.

Curriculum[edit]

As a newer school, Gregori's curriculum doesn't feature as many electives as neighboring Modesto High School.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Gregori features normal extracurricular activities in all major sports.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Balassone, Merrill (2008-04-22). "Gregori High mascot no average Joe". Modesto Bee. 
  2. ^ Balassone, Merrill (2007-10-27). "Gregori getting closer to reality: Groundbreaking's on Tuesday, just before board signs contract". Modesto Bee. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Elizabeth (2005-03-01). "Salida high school is a go". Modesto Bee. p. 1. "The school, the district's seventh comprehensive high school is two years behind schedule." 
  4. ^ a b Balassone, Merrill (2007-03-16). "Gregori High principal selected: Jeff Albritton will leave Davis to lead new school in Salida". Modesto Bee. 
  5. ^ Balassone, Merrill (2007-06-15). "High school looking at year delay". Modesto Bee. 
  6. ^ Herendeen, Susan (2002-04-16). "Schools named for Enochs, Gregori". Modesto Bee. p. 1. 
  7. ^ Flores, Diane (1998-03-10). "Schools mourn Gregori; Beyer principal, 50, collapses at home". Modesto Bee. p. 1. 


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