Old High School Gets a New Look

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011  |  Updated 7:04 PM EDT
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Old High School Gets a New Look

NBCWashington.com

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Students heading to Woodrow Wilson High School this upcoming school year will enjoy some million-dollar improvements.

The renovations at the school in northwest D.C. are obvious from the moment people walk in the door.  A brand new entrance opens up into an airy courtyard.

The school also boasts an updated gymnasium and cafeteria along with brand new performing arts spaces.  Wilson was also expanded by about 71,000 square feet.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Council Chairman Kwame Brown attended the school's ribbon cutting Thursday.  Brown graduated from Wilson High School in the 1980s.

The total renovations cost more than $120 million. It's part of a larger multi-million dollar effort to update and modernize Washington's public school system.

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