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Demo Marks Next Phase of Crawford Transformation

News Release - Demolition Marks Next Phase of Crawford High School Transformation
Posted on 09/15/2020
Crawford High School Rendering

News Release

Demolition Marks Next Phase of Crawford High School Transformation

September 15, 2020 

SAN DIEGO - Construction crews are leveling much of Crawford High School’s aging facilities to make way for a modern, state-of-the-art campus in the latest of a series of dramatic renovations taking place in communities throughout the San Diego Unified School District.   

Ground video of the demolition can be found here

Drone video of the demolition can be found here

3D Flyover Video of the Future Crawford High School can be found here

The demolition underway at Crawford is the newest phase of school improvements in the Colina del Sol neighborhood. Just last year, the community saw the completion of a new, state-of-the-art classroom and student services facility at Mann Middle School. 

Demolition this week of Crawford’s old auditorium will make way for a striking three-story facility that will rise up from Colts Way. The contemporary new design will feature a performing arts center, 20 classrooms, student services offices, and a secure campus entrance through the new administration office suite. 


“A college-like setting,” Superintendent Cindy Marten  said of the new facility coming to Crawford. “By the end of this project, every corner of Crawford will have been upgraded."

This latest project at Crawford comes on the heels of campus-wide renovations to existing classrooms, support spaces, and essential building systems, like fire alarms and emergency communication systems. The renowned College and Career Technical Education Transportation program, which provides students the opportunity to learn key skills that can help them excel in mechanics, engineering, and aviation, has been expanded and fully renovated.

Celebrating Crawford’s rich sports history, the Colt’s athletic program facilities have already been renovated, including the stadium, track, tennis courts, and baseball and softball fields.

“This latest project will be the icing on the cake,” school board Trustee Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne said . “We have always said we are committed to VAPA, sports, and STEAM.  All of these projects at Crawford over the last few years are the manifestation of those commitments.” 

Construction on the new performing arts center and classroom building is anticipated to complete in spring 2023. 

For more information on this project or other projects at your school, please visit http://fpcprojects.sandi.net.


San Diego Unified’s capital projects are funded by San Diego Unified’s Propositions S, Z and Measure YY, which are local bond measures approved by San Diego voters to repair, renovate and revitalize neighborhood schools. In addition to renovation and replacement, bond projects include classroom technology, facilities to support College, Career and Technical Education, classroom air conditioning, safety and security upgrades, and other facilities improvements at traditional and public charter schools throughout San Diego Unified. 


Samer Naji, Facilities Communication Supervisor, [email protected].

Jamie Ries, Facilities Communication Liaison, [email protected].