When Woodson High School students in D.C. go back to school next week, it will be like walking into a whole new school. That’s because the northwest Washington school got a multi-million dollar makeover.
The dedication Wednesday to the new school was just plain fun. The eight-story tower of power school, built in 1972, was demolished and for two years students attended classes miles away.
The new school has classrooms, a cafeteria, a swimming pool and not one but two gyms. It’s 250,000 square feet inside and three athletic fields outside.
That’s what $102 million buys.
Mary Jackson says she hopes alumni stay to help ensure that the school system keeps Woodson pristine.
“As long as I don't see no scratches on my walls or dirt on my floor,” she said.