School and Park Improvements Coming to University City


From San Diego Unified School District: Construction is starting on a multi-phase project that will build a joint-use aquatic center at Standley Middle School and provide a major modernization of Spreckels Elementary School. At Standley Middle School, joint-use improvements include a new pool, an outdoor pavilion for school and community gatherings and a walking and running path. The Whole Site Modernization of Spreckels Elementary School includes a new two-story classroom building and a new joint-use grass playfield that replaces the decomposed granite field. Once these projects near completion, a modernization of Standley Middle School will begin. This project is funded by San Diego Unified’s Proposition Z and Measure YY, as well as a contribution from the City of San Diego.

Spreckels Elementary Magnet and Standley Middle School put students on College-to-Career pathways by providing a diverse learning environment, with Spanish enrichment courses at Spreckels Elementary and an introduction to coding course and a medical detectives curriculum at Standley Middle that gives students the opportunity to explore mysteries in biomedical sciences.

  • Joint-use improvements at Standley Middle School include a joint-use aquatic center, pool amenities building housing outdoor showers, changing rooms, restrooms, and support spaces.
  • Renovations to Spreckels Elementary School include construction of a new student pick-up/drop-off area and additional off-street parking, creation of a secure and controlled visitor entry point, and major upgrades to the existing classroom, multi-purpose, and administration buildings.
  • The new field at Spreckels Elementary includes a walking/running path and new hard court play areas.

For more project details, please visit or contact Project Manager Lisa Barnes at

View and download the PDF version of the SDUSD community mailer at Standley Spreckels Postcard Sept 2020

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