Milpitas Unveils First Phase of New Elementary School

MILPITAS, Calif. — Milpitas Unified School District recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of Mabel Mattos Elementary School, the city’s first new school in almost five decades named for its first historian.

Built by Blach Construction and designed by IBI Group, the school will start by serving 238 students in Kindergarten through second grade at the 6.7-acre site in south Milpitas. The Measure E 2012 bond provides funding for Phase I of the new elementary school, which consists of one administration building, a two-story building with eight classrooms, and all underground utilities for future phases.

Additional funding is needed to complete the expansion Phases II and III, which could potentially open to students in August 2020 and 2022, respectively. Once all three phases are complete, the elementary school is anticipated to accommodate more than 700 students.

“We have been long-time partners with MUSD and are thrilled to have been able to support them and the residents of Milpitas with this project,” said Blach Construction Vice President of Business Development & Marketing Kim Scott in a statement. “We applaud the coordination of all involved, allowing us to deliver an innovative open-concept school in an expedited timeframe.”

Founded in 1970, Blach Construction is headquartered in San Jose and operates a branch office in Monterey that covers California’s Central Coast.