Los Angeles, CA: The Nation’s Costliest School

by Christine DemosAugust 25, 2010

Over the weekend many articles were released regarding the nation’s costliest school, Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Los Angeles, California, with an eye-popping price tag of $578 million! What does this high valued school complex have to make it the crème de la crème of the US? Well the schools’ features include fine art murals and a marble memorial depicting the complex’s namesake, a manicured public park, a state-of-the-art swimming pool and preservation of pieces of the original Ambassador Hotel (where the complex is built). Just take a gander at the photos below!

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The school will consist of six different learning centers and enroll 4,260 students, making the cost per seat about $135,000nearly 40 percent higher than the average school built in the central Los Angeles area over the past two years. LA is not alone in building some of the most expensive schools — New York City has a $235 million campus (Mott Haven) and New Brunswick, N.J., opened a $185 million high school in January (New Brunswick High School). My natural curiosity wonders if the enormous price tag will actually accomplish what the intentions were-to provide an educational atmosphere for students to engage.

If you feel that your child could benefit from going to the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools and are considering a move, then take a look at homes for sale in Los Angeles, California.

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Christine Demos
Christine is the Content Marketing Specialist for Homes.com. She's a small town girl at heart, who currently lives in Norfolk, VA with her husband and their fur baby. When she's not working, she enjoys cooking, decorating, traveling, and binge watching Netflix. As a proud Virginia Tech alum, she also loves cheering on the Hokies!

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