Sweeney, Turner Attend Trenton Central High School Ribbon Cutting
Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Shirley Turner attended the ribbon cutting for the new Trenton Central High School today. The $155 million project was funded through the Schools Development Authority, with construction starting in early 2016.
“One of the most cherished responsibilities of government is ensuring our students have the resources they need to succeed,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “Students should never have to deal with leaky roofs, buckling floors or mold in their classrooms. Unfortunately, this was the reality of Trenton Central High School when it closed its doors in 2014.
“The future is bright for the students attending the new Trenton Central High School. This state-of-the art facility provides students with valuable resources to help them reach their full potential throughout their academic careers.”
The former school, built in 1932, fell into a state of disrepair before closing in 2014. The school operated from four different buildings during the five-year closure.
“It means so much to me to see Trenton Central High School reopened as an educational destination our community can be proud of,” said Senator Turner (D-Hunterdon/Mercer). “I am thankful for the Schools Development Authority for recognizing the potential of this wonderful building and for acknowledging the adversity facing the students of Trenton. I know great minds will reach great heights within these walls.”
Notable additions to the new school include: a cafeteria and a restaurant, an outdoor amphitheater and an auditorium, a weight room, a main gymnasium and an auxiliary gymnasium, a swimming pool, a dance studio, expanded automotive technology space (students can now work on not only on cars but RVs and small trucks), a media room, a copy/printing business center, a courtyard containing historic pieces (including four 1930s-era mosaics) from the old school building, and a curriculum that will incorporate technology education.