Lee County debuts newest high school
LEE COUNTY, Fla.– The Lee County Public Schools showed off their newest and 15th High School in the district on Wednesday.
A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the beginning of a new era for Gateway High School.
The $98-million facility will feature number of attractive offerings for students including specialized classrooms, a multi-purpose auditorium, a weight room and multiple sports facilities.
A special day to say the least for Gateway High School’s first Principle, Neketa Watson.
“Just hard work, commitment has gone into this. I remember when it was just a wooded area and to see this building here is amazing,” explained Watson.
“I just want the best for our scholar’s and we plan to deliver that.”
Gateway High School is expected to have around 600 freshman, 550 sophomores and 200 juniors for the start of the next school year.
“I think it’s going to be a huge advantage to have a high school so close to home. We have four kids that play sports and want to play sports,” explained parent, Charlie Hoskins. “It’s exciting. We are looking forward to this next year. It’s gunna be a fun time for our family.”
Gateway’s 2021-2022 school year starts on August 10th.NBC2 (WBBH-TV)