California Middle School to celebrate $3.1 million gym renovation and expansion
Modernized structure will serve entire Land Park community

Press release

October 30, 2015 (Sacramento):  SCUSD will cut the ribbon on California Middle School’s newly renovated and expanded gym during a high-energy pep rally with students and staff on Tuesday, November 3.

The event will feature a three-point basketball shoot-out, cheerleaders, live music and a comedy routine by the school’s Land Park Rangers troupe.

Cal’s gym, which was built in 1975, was overdue for modernization and expansion to accommodate the popular Land Park middle’s schools growing needs. Improvements include:

  • 2,500-square feet of additional space
  • New LED lighting
  • A new energy-efficient HVAC system
  • A new wood floor with a new logo
  • A new wireless scoreboard

Locker rooms, restrooms and office areas were also modernized with ADA-compliant upgrades.

The project is funded by Measure R bonds. Sacramento voters approved Measures Q and R – facilities bonds for Sac City schools – in November 2012. One of the oldest and most beautiful campuses in Sacramento, California Middle School is home to the league-winning California Bears soccer and softball teams.

WHAT:  Ribbon-cutting for California Middle School’s renovated gym

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 3

WHERE: California Middle School, 1600 Vallejo Way, Sacramento, CA 95818

WHO:  SCUSD Superintendent José L. Banda, SCUSD Board Member Jay Hansen, other dignitaries