WATCH: These unique aerial views show the progress on Middletown’s high school campus

Perhaps the best view of the historic transformation of Middletown’s high school campus is from hundreds of feet above.

And that’s why officials with Middletown Schools recently sent a drone flying high overhead to shoot some video showing the remarkable changes more than two years of a $96 million construction project have brought.

A major feature of the campus at 601 North Breiel Blvd. has literally flipped.

Besides the addition of the Middletown Middle School and an expanded and radically renovated Middletown High School, both of which opened in September, the school’s track and field facility and practice football field were moved from the south to the north side of the campus.

And for the first time in the city schools’ history, it has two artificial turf football and soccer fields. The district’s main football and other sports stadium remains Barnitz Stadium.

The finishing touches of Middletown Middie logos and playing field lines for football, soccer, lacrosse were all recently painted on to the fake turf, which will also be used by thousands of high school and middle school students for physical education classes.

Last month Middletown school officials celebrated the opening of the district’s first on-campus health center, which is located inside the high school but thanks to provided transportation also serves all the school system’s students and staffers.

The new campus, which includes the 2,200-seat Wade E. Miller Arena that opened to city-wide fanfare in December 2017, also features new signage, expanded traffic lanes and a new, wider entrance on to Manchester Avenue.

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