Malibu High School Building Futures

Malibu High School

Fall 2019
We appreciate that construction is challenging for everyone: students, faculty, staff, and parents. The work mentioned below is being done with funds from voter-approved bonds. Thank you for your support!


The prominent geometric design of the front of the Administration Building can now be seen with the placement of the structural steel. For more on the building and our progress, please see below.

School and district officials, teachers, staff, parents, students and city officials celebrated the opening of the new middle school building at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 13. The new Malibu Middle School building replaces the former Blue Shark building, also known as building E. The two story building features and has 12 classrooms, three sets of restrooms, an elevator, stairs and associated improvements. The classrooms include LED lighting, heating and air conditioning, floor-to-ceiling windows, 21st century learning technology and new easy-to-move flexible furniture to allow for many classroom set ups. The building faces what will be the future middle school quad. Other site elements include a new walkway, landscaping, concrete seat walls, exterior courtyard, stairs and canopy. The building is sustainably made from re-purposed shipping containers. It is opening on time despite delays caused by the Woolsey fire and an unusually rainy winter. The building is an essential step toward the Malibu Campus Plan. We greatly appreciate your ongoing patience and support as we work to modernize the Malibu campus. We are creating a better learning environment for all students.


With the last of the structural steel being set in place, passersby can begin to see the unique outline of the building that will house the new library, classrooms and administration offices.

This replacement of the old library and admin buildings will have a grandentrance to greet students and visitors, office spaces for the principals and support staff, three state-of-the-art science rooms, a media lab, computer lab and classrooms.

The main feature of the new building will be the expansive library and media center. The planned opening of this building is for the 2020-21 school year.

The metal decking will be installed next and the focus will turn to erecting the exterior of the structure and building the roof.

• The main parking lot (left) and fire lane were patched and repaired before receiving a fresh seal coat and re-striping.

• Site landscaping and walkways between the main and middle school buildings will begin in September.

• A new storm-water retention area will be installed to prevent water from pooling near the staff lounge.

We appreciate the patience, and support of parents, students and staff as we make imporant improvements paid for with funds from bond Measure ES and recently passed Measure M.

Malibu High School Building Futures construction updates
Fall 2019

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Modernization and new construction will include replacing the existing library and administrative building with a new library, three science labs, two computer labs, and four general classrooms.

Ten classrooms in Building E will be renovated and reconfigured to provide two additional classrooms and a new IT room, which will house the main technology infrastructure. Ventilation in the gymnasium locker rooms and the existing fire alarm system will be upgraded.

Outdoor improvements will include renovating the common areas, a new 150-space parking lot (Parking Lot E), and the reconfiguration of Parking Lot A. The equestrian trail will be relocated near the new Parking Lot E to accommodate a new student drop-off and pick-up lane.

The Malibu High School project reflects CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools) criteria through improved day lighting, integration of sustainable design principles, improved indoor air quality and natural ventilation, maximized energy efficiency, reduced water use and upgraded storm water management system.

Fifteen (15) existing classrooms were upgraded to the district’s new technology standards. The standard includes a projector and screen, document camera, DVD player, and a sound system with a wireless microphone. The school has been upgraded to 1Gpbs networking and campus-wide Wifi. The telephone systems were replaced with a district-wide IP telephone system (VOIP). One teacher and eight student laptops were provided for sixteen science classrooms. Wireless access points were installed throughout the campus and the phone system was replaced with a new IP telephone system. The campus network infrastructure was upgraded to one-gigabit bandwidth to support the wireless access and telephone upgrades.