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Coming Soon: Medford School District’s Third Middle School

Update July 2021 

Medford’s third middle school is coming fall 2023! 

815 S. Oakdale Avenue has had many names: Medford High School (1931-1967), Medford Mid High School (1967-1986), South Medford High School (1986-2010), Central Medford High School (2012-2020) and the Medford School District Administrative Offices (2013-2021). 

The new middle school will open in the fall of 2023, the 92 year anniversary of the building’s existence. The project will be funded without any additional taxes to our community, thanks to careful money management and the blending of local, state, and federal funds. 

Based on feedback from our community, when the middle school opens in August 2023, all MSD sixth graders will attend middle schools. This will free up much needed space at MSD’s 14 elementary schools, and delay the need for a future bond for several years! 

A committee will reconvene to discuss changes to attendance zones.

The project is currently in the second phase of construction. Phase two is the early work involving the roof, demo and abatement. 

We will continue to update this article with the progress of construction and pictures. Be sure to check back again soon! 

 

  

   


June 2021

From Medford High School to Medford’s newest middle school, join us to celebrate nine decades of memories and the next chapter at 815 S. Oakdale Avenue!

The Medford School District (MSD) will host a groundbreaking on Thursday, June 24 at 4:00 - 5:00 PM to commemorate the start of renovations on its newest middle school, the building formerly housing Medford High School (1931-1967), Medford Mid High School (1967-1986), South Medford High School (1986-2010), Central Medford High School (2012-2020) and the Medford School District Administrative Offices (2013 - 2021). 

The groundbreaking will take place on the front lawn of the building on Oakdale Ave. and will include a short ceremony, tour of the building, and video featuring alumni (click here to watch). 

The new middle school will open in the fall of 2023, the 92 year anniversary of the building’s existence. The project will be funded without any additional taxes to our community, thanks to careful money management and the blending of local, state, and federal funds. Based on feedback from our community, when the middle school opens in August 2023, all MSD sixth graders will attend middle schools. This will free up much needed space at MSD’s 14 elementary schools, and delay the need for a future bond for several years! A committee will reconvene to discuss changes to attendance zones.

We look forward to celebrating this beautiful, historic space that holds a special place in Medford’s history as it embarks on the next 92 years!

Group photo digging dirt