Recent history of U.S. Grant High School
Sept. 22, 2004
Officials break ground on a new U.S. Grant High School funded by MAPS for Kids.
2005-06 academic year
U.S. Grant is put on the federal “needs improvement list” for the first time. It appears on the list every year after.
Oct. 16, 2006
Police show up at the school to break up a large fight and arrest several students on suspicion of gang activity.
Jan. 8, 2007
Students return from Christmas break to a new school. The $33 million school replaced the aging, overcrowded old school.
Feb. 11, 2008
Interim Principal William “Bill” Einspahr takes over after Phillip Wallace retires.
May 28, 2008
Leonardo Avila, shown at right, a junior, drowns while visiting Arcadia Lake with friends on the last day of school.