After five years of discussion, the Gilbert Public Schools board has voted 5-0 to close Gilbert Junior High School.

The school’s students will now attend Mesquite Junior High School. The board then voted unanimously to authorize Gilbert Classical Academy to move into the building.

Gilbert and Mesquite junior highs are both below capacity. Although it can hold 1,200 students, Gilbert Junior was expected to enroll only 400 students this fall.

Gilbert Classical Academy, a school for honors students from seventh to 12th grade, has been operating out of a temporary site for about 10 years.

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