Joplin opens new high school

Joplin opens new high school

Original high school, along with four other schools, destroyed by 2011 tornado

Joplin Public Schools in Missouri opened the doors to the brand new Joplin High School/Franklin Technology Center on Aug. 25.

The original high school, along with a technical school, two elementary schools and a middle school, was destroyed in May 2011 after a tornado devastated the area.

“This is the last of our major rebuilding projects,” says district spokesperson Kelli Price. “For our school district, this opening will mark the end of a long, difficult journey to recover and rebuild from the disaster.”