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Monday, August 13, 2012 - 18:59
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Las Cruces high school students returned back to class on Monday, some to a brand new school.
More than 1100 students attended their first day of class at the new Centennial High School, just recently completed on Dripping Springs Road and Sonoma Ranch Boulevard.
"My first day of school was pretty nice," said Sophomore Memoria Encee. "The teachers are pretty cool and I like the campus."
The fourth Las Cruces Public Schools high school features 82 classrooms and cost more than $100 million to build.
The school's principal, Michael Montoya, said everything went smooth on the first day with minor scheduling glitches for some students.
He said that can be expected at any school, but overall everybody was quite enthusiastic on the first day.
"I think they are excited about coming to a new place seeing new friends, seeing old friends and I think for the most part it's really really exciting," Montoya said.
Only high school students returned to class today. Middle school and elementary students go back on Wednesday with kindergartners returning to school on Friday.