Pearls of the Past: Metea Valley Opens Its Doors

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More than 1,200 Mustangs marched into their brand new quarters in 2009.  Metea Valley High School opened in Aurora, as the fifth high school to serve Naperville students, also serving the City of Aurora.

Construction of the school began in May, 2008, costing nearly $125 million.  When it opened, only freshman and sophomores attended, until it reached full enrollment of all four grades in 2011.  Former principal of Waubonsie Valley Jim Schmid became Metea’s first principal, until retiring in 2014, when Dr. Darrell Echols of Hill Middle School took over the position.

This year, there are 2,851 students enrolled in the school.