This school year students at Detroit's Mumford High School will attend class in a brand new state of the art building.
An alumnus of the original school, FOX 2's Al Allen got a tour of the new facility ahead of Wednesday's official ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony.
Construction of the new Samuel C. Mumford High School took two years and $50 million to become a reality and will open for the business of educating students next week.
The facility will have a health center for students, staff and the community. Lindsey Drouillard, a nurse at the school says they will be able to handle things like vaccines and full physicals including vision and hearing screenings.
The two story glass commons area will also double as a cafeteria. The building has an 800 seat auditorium, the latest technology in physical fitness in the gym and a brand new swimming pool.
Education Achievement Authority Chief of Staff Tyrone Winfrey says, "It's very exciting. I grew up in this community and to see this state of the art facility for the students, their families, faculty and the community is just phenomenal."