Oldest school in Jordan district being demolished to accommodate city growth, officials say

Local News

WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – West Jordan Middle school is the oldest school in the Jordan district, and officials say it is being torn down Tuesday.

It stood for more than 60 years at 75th South Redwood road, according to officials.

With the growth in cities like West Jordan, the school district says they are making sure they are prepared.

They say tearing down a school is rare since they are built to last 60 to 70 years.

Demolition on the building started Tuesday morning at 9 and will take 5 to 7 days to complete, according to officials.

Officials say, however, that students won’t have to go far to get to their new school. The new West Jordan middle school stands on the same property and officials say it is ready to welcome students starting this school year.

What others are reading:

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News Videos

2 men rescued after boat catches fire off Newport Beach coast

Thumbnail for the video titled "2 men rescued after boat catches fire off Newport Beach coast"

Watch: Parkrose coach Keanon Lowe disarms student

Thumbnail for the video titled "Watch: Parkrose coach Keanon Lowe disarms student"

Full video: Parkrose HS coach disarms gunman

Thumbnail for the video titled "Full video: Parkrose HS coach disarms gunman"

New plan cuts income tax, raises food tax

Thumbnail for the video titled "New plan cuts income tax, raises food tax"

Local ranchers bring their flock home annually on once-popular sheep herding trail

Thumbnail for the video titled "Local ranchers bring their flock home annually on once-popular sheep herding trail"

Search for missing hunter intensifies

Thumbnail for the video titled "Search for missing hunter intensifies"
More Video News

Don't Miss

The Mel Robbins Show

Trending Stories