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DLR Group’s Design Selected for Compton’s New Centennial High School

(COMPTON, Calif., March 7, 2024) – The Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously selects DLR Group to design the new Centennial High School. In a monumental decision for the district, DLR Group’s design was selected from a field of six submissions in a design competition for the new high school.

The announcement is a continuation of the relationship that DLR Group and CUSD share. Centennial High School will begin construction following the completion of Compton High School, which also features DLR Group’s design and scheduled to be completed in January 2025. The two historic projects reinforce CUSD’s commitment to provide exemplary educational facilities for its students and community.

Compton is one of the oldest and most notable incorporated cities in Los Angeles County. The district serves approximately 20,000 students in 37 schools. Centennial High School is one of three comprehensive high schools in the district and has an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students. DLR Group’s integrated design team will work with students, staff, and community stakeholder groups to design a campus that celebrates its rich history while incorporating flexible learning environments that support the district’s vision of providing an innovative educational experience.

“We’re excited to select DLR Group for the design of the new Centennial High School,” said 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.”

DLR Group Senior Principal and Brand Communications Manager andy ernsting
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