Enterprise Middle School in Compton, California Featured on NBC’s School Pride

Learn more in our Enterprise Middle School episode recap.
Enterprise Middle School in Compton, California will be the first school featured on NBC’s School Pride, a new reality show that travels the country renovating schools in need of repair and restoration. The work on Enterprise occurred from March 31 to April 12, 2010.
Learn more about Enterprise Middle School
Grades: 6, 7, 8
School District: Compton Unified District School District
School Type: Pubic Middle School
Mascot: Eagles

  • Transformed from a college to a high school to its current status as a middle school
  • 8th grade students Angel and James submitted the “audition” tape for Enterprise
  • Tour of school in audition shows
  • Unsanitary bathrooms without toilet tissue, doors and paper towels
  • Dangerous track field with gopher holes where student broke a leg; basketball court has 4″-deep cracks
  • Spray-paint tagging on school walls
  • Water fountains do not work
  • Mice and roaches roam the school grounds and building
  • No science lab
  • Teachers pay for supplies out of own pockets

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