CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden School District and community celebrated a ceremonial beam signing alongside the New Jersey Schools Authority today, signifying construction progress for the nearly complete Camden High School. 

With plans for nearly 270,000 square feet of space, the new high school will house 1,200 students from grades nine to 12. The state-of-the-art facility features four small learning communities, gymnasiums, a cafeteria, an auditorium and a media center, according to a news release. Historic elements from the original high school will also be incorporated into the design.

“The new Camden High School is taking shape with the framework nearly complete, getting us closer to delivering to the Camden community a modern and efficient facility that will have a lasting impact on thousands of students’ lives for generations to come,” said SDA Interim CEO Manuel Da Silva.

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The new school continues the Murphy Administration’s investment in New Jersey’s students, Da Silva said, and "is a testament to the strong partnerships SDA shares with the local school district officials and community stakeholders.”

The SDA has invested $132.6 million in the project, which is being constructed under a design-build contract with Ernest Bock & Sons, Inc.