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New Rigby High School almost complete

New Rigby High School almost complete

RIGBY, Idaho -
The new Rigby High School is nearly complete.

The school has capacity for 1,800 students, and more than 1,200 students will be the first to use the new school this September.

The building has a communication theme all throughout, with quotes on the walls and a timeline down the main hallway.

Besides traditional classrooms, Rigby High School has several full science labs, art labs, and an auto garage.

A new traffic light by the school's main entrance also turned on Thursday.

The superintendent of Jefferson School District said the project is on track to be completed both on time and under budget.

This school year brings many new changes to Rigby High besides just the building.

"We are doing so many things that are different. We have the ninth-graders coming to the high school, so we will have a whole new group of students that are here. In addition to that, there is going to be 12 new teachers, plus the teachers from the middle school and junior high. The faculty is going to look completely different. It's going to be a new experience for everybody," said Yvonne Thurber, Rigby High Principal.

The school will host on open house on Aug. 26 with tours of the building.

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