Six years ago, Eastmark in Mesa was a developer’s dream. Last week, it got a name for its new high school – the third school setting up shop in the rapidly growing 7,400-home community.
Queen Creek Unified School District’s board voted to name it Eastmark High.
A committee made up of district staff, students, parents, and community members provided names to the governing board, which made the final selection.
Eastmark already has a Queen Creek district elementary school and a Basis charter school.
Eastmark High has a 60-acre campus with space to grow with the community. The school will feature “technology-rich, collaborative learning spaces” as well as comprehensive academics, athletics and arts programs, the district said and the first phase will include 154,000 square feet with a capacity for 1,350 students.
There will be spaces dedicated to STEM, fine arts, health and human services, business and leadership as well as athletic fields. Future phases will increase capacity to about 2,800 students and include additional collaborative learning spaces and a full performing arts center.
Eastmark High, near Ellsworth and Ray roads, is scheduled to open for the 2019-20. The initial opening of Eastmark High School will be for grades nine and 10. The addition of Eastmark High brings the total number of schools in the Queen Creek School District to 10.