By the mid-1950s, the Baby Boomer generation was stretching the limit of School District No 1. The need to move the District into the new era of post-war America called for the construction of the East Junior High School. Butte School District No. 1. would totally reorganize by pulling all seventh and eighth graders into one building, which could better meet the educational needs of students who were preparing to leave primary school and begin to ease into high school. The District commissioned a $2,450,000 building to become the East Junior High School. All of Butte’s seventh and eighth-graders, and ninth-graders living below Front Street would attend East Junior High. The school opened with 64 teachers under Principal Paul Roesti. Eventually, the school would only teach seventh and eighth-graders.
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