These 3 new schools are opening in Riverside County

These 3 new schools are opening in Riverside County

For thousands of Inland kids, August marks the end of summer and the start of waking up early, rushing to get dressed and racing to class before the bell rings.


Such scenes will be playing out at four new Riverside County schools that open Wednesday, Aug. 8. The locations include Beaumont, Jurupa Valley and Menifee.


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  • Librarian Lanette Moynihan unpacks curriculum workbooks in the library Monday, Aug. 6, at Táawila Elementary School in Menifee. The first day of school is Wednesday, Aug. 8. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Third-grade teacher Lance Martin gets his classroom ready for the first school year at Táawila Elementary School in Menifee on Monday, Aug. 6.
    (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

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  • Teacher Amanda Weden decorates her classroom as she gets ready for the inaugural school year at Táawila Elementary School in Menifee on Monday, Aug. 6.
    (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Crews work on landscaping the front lawn at Táawila Elementary School in Menifee on Monday, Aug. 6. The first day of school is Wednesday, Aug. 8. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Parents and students attend a back-to-school meet and greet at Táawila Elementary School in Menifee on Monday, Aug. 6.
    (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

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One school is named after a word that means “sitting down place” in the language of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. Another will focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math. One has an owl for a mascot


A fourth, Richard R. Oliphant Elementary School in Indio, will serve kindergarten- through 5th-graders in the Desert Sands Unified School District starting Thursday, Aug. 23, the California Department of Education reports.


STARLIGHT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL




Opening: Wednesday, Aug. 8


Address: 1510 Cougar Way, Beaumont


School district: Beaumont Unified School District


Construction cost: $36 million


  • Starlight Elementary School in Beaumont will open Wednesday, Aug. 8. The school cost $36 million to build.
    (Photo courtesy of Francinni Zabata)

  • Starlight Elementary School in Beaumont will open Wednesday, Aug. 8. The school cost $36 million to build.
    (Photo courtesy of Francinni Zabata)

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  • Starlight Elementary School in Beaumont will open Wednesday, Aug. 8. The school cost $36 million to build.
    (Photo courtesy of Francinni Zabata)

  • Starlight Elementary School in Beaumont will open Wednesday, Aug. 8. The school cost $36 million to build.
    (Photo courtesy of Francinni Zabata)

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Notable: The school is home to the World Language Program, which helps students learn to read, write and speak English and Spanish.


Mascot: Owls


Colors: Blue and yellow


Information: 951-456-1776, sles.beaumontusd.us


DEL SOL ACADEMY




Opening: Wednesday, Aug. 8


Address: 11626 Forsythia St., Jurupa Valley


Del Sol Academy in Jurupa Valley will open Wednesday, Aug. 8. (Photo by Shane Newell, staff)

School district: Jurupa Unified School District


Construction cost: $33 million


Notable: The school has a science, technology, engineering, arts and math focus.


Mascot: To be determined


Colors: Red, blue, and gold


Information: 951-416-1106, jurupausd.org


TÁAWILA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL




Opening date: Wednesday, Aug. 8


Address: 30344 Stage Coach Road, Menifee


School district: Menifee Union School District


Construction cost: About $26 million


Notable: The district worked with the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians to choose the school’s name, which means “sitting down place.” The school features an observation classroom, where student teachers and others can watch teachers at work.


Mascot: Cubs


Colors: Sage and burnt orange


Information: 951-723-3001, menifeeusd.org