South Oak Cliff High School reopens in temporary spot during renovations


Students across Dallas ISD returned to class on Tuesday, Jan. 9, to begin the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year. For South Oak Cliff High School students, the return was a little different, as they reported to the Village Fair School rather than their usual campus.

The school will be housed at Village Fair until their campus at 3601 S. Marsalis Ave. is renovated. The work will include a new public entrance and administrative offices, new courtyards, new student entry, classroom renovations, an expanded cafeteria and more. Learn about the project, funded by the 2015 Dallas ISD Bond Program, here.

Listen to Principal Willie Johnson talk about South Oak Cliff’s temporary space.

The Village Fair campus, which houses the district’s alternative schools for students with disciplinary issues, has been moved temporarily to Nolan Estes Plaza.

On Tuesday, students entered the Village Fair building and picked up their new schedules as staff directed them to the correct classrooms. A few familiar sights made the move from the high school, including a carved wooden bear and portraits of past principals.

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