New Construction

DLR Group to Design New High School for California K–12 District

The Compton Unified School District in Compton, Calif., recently selected DLR Group to design its new Centennial High School, according to a news release. The Board of Trustees unanimously selected the design firm among six submissions in a design competition. DLR Group and CUSD are also partnering on the new Compton High School, currently under construction and scheduled for completion in January 2025.

“This signifies a continued fulfillment of the educational excellence for Compton Unified School District that we started seven years ago with Compton High School,” said DLR Group Principal and K–12 Education Leader Jesse Miller, AIA, DBIA. “These two, brand-new high schools coming online shine a light on the commitment the community and district have made so that their scholars have every opportunity to excel in the ever-changing world.”

Centennial High School currently serves about 1,000 students in Los Angeles County. The DLR Group design team will collaborate with staff, students, and community stakeholders to create a new campus that incorporates flexible learning environments into a historical, established institution.

“We’re excited to select DLR Group for the design of the new Centennial High School,” says CUSD Board President Denzell Perry. “They presented a bold, aspirational, and modern design that complements the look of the new Compton High School, while capturing the history and legacy of Centennial. This project signifies the Compton Unified Board of Trustees’ long-term vision and commitment to our district and community, creating state-of-the-art new schools that will elevate our scholars and city to all-new levels.”

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