M&AA prepared the master plan for Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High school as part of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) planning process for the Measure Q bond issue. The Eagle Rock campus is a unique entity within LAUSD: it is a combined middle and high school located in the heart of the Eagle Rock community. Students within the attendance boundary attend one of six elementary schools and then spend seven years at this campus, often with older and younger siblings attending together. This creates a strong, close knit student population with a significant amount of loyalty and pride.
The master plan provides academic and core facilities for a campus with approximately 2,500 students, such as: new classroom buildings designed in the small learning communities model; specialized instructional spaces for elective programs such as computer technology, woodworking/fabrication, and agriculture/floraculture; and special education classrooms and support spaces to achieve mainstreaming goals.
This master plan calls for the renovation and replacement of the existing physical education facilities on the campus to create the play areas necessary to support the anticipated student body and competitive athletics program.
The master plan confronts several major issues, such as a lack of open site area and a significant grade change across the campus. The master plan capitalizes on these challenges to create an improved campus which reinforces existing traditions while providing for future needs.