EDUCATION

A new Woodson High School

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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.

(Photo: Jorge Gadala-Maria)

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.

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