School Officials, Students Cheer Opening of New $18.9 Million Pasadena High School Gym

Pasadena High School Principal Robert Hernandez, center, with local Pasadena dignitaries and PHS students cut the ribbon for the new PHS Tom Hamilton Gymnasium.Brian McDonald, Pasadena Superintendent, left, and from the Pasadena Unified School District Larry Torres and Elizabeth Pomeroy attend the PHS gym ribbon cutting ceremony.Divine Johnson PHS ASB President is a guest speaker for the PHS gym ribbon cutting.Pasadena High School\'s new Tom Hamilton Gymnasium.Pasadena High School\'s new Tom Hamilton Gymnasium.Pasadena High School\'s Bulldog Mascot logo is at center court.The \The exterior of the new Tom Hamilton Gymnasium at Pasadena High School.

Photography by JAMES CARBONE

6:08 am | January 9, 2019

Students, parents, coaches and Pasadena Unified School District officials celebrated the opening of the newly remodeled Tom Hamilton Gymnasium at Pasadena High School on Tuesday afternoon with an official ribbon cutting.

The modernization of the 58,000 athletic complex includes the 8,800 square foot gymnasium with a full-size basketball court, bleachers, lobby, concession stand, restrooms, and new entrance.

The adjacent locker room area, which is slated for completion in early 2019, includes team rooms, administrative offices, and customized storage for athletic equipment. Construction upgrades were also made to the pool area. New air conditioning systems were installed and electrical systems were upgraded.

The next phase of renovations for PHS include landscaping around the gymnasium as well as the rest of the campus and modernization of the small gym.

“The gymnasium is a symbol of our proud Bulldog athletic tradition and our promising future, and we are grateful to the community for their support of our student athletes,” said PHS principal Robert Hernandez.

PHS serves more than 1,700 students in grades 9-12. and currently fields sports teams in basketball, football, volleyball, cross country, water polo, tennis, cheer, soccer, baseball, softball, golf, swimming, and track and field.

The $18,949,326 million project was funded by Measure TT, the $350 million school bond initiative approved by area voters in 2008. For more information about Measure TT, visit

The project was designed by Flewelling & Moody with the Nazerian Group as the general contractor.

The Pasadena High School Tom Hamilton Gym is located at 2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. in East Pasadena.