Education

As a result of a major flood that destroyed the District’s elementary (grades 5& 6) and partial flooding of its middle school (grades 7 & 8), the District voted to construct a new Middle school for grades 5-8. The 170,000-sf facility is designed for 750 students with multiple in-house learning configurations available. The library is on the second level in the center of the academic wing. A fine arts wing provides spaces for art, music and family & consumer science. On the main level, is a 750-seat auditorium built as a tornado safe room. The athletic wing provides two full size gyms, weight room, wrestling room and locker rooms. The building is on 30 acres and is conditioned with geothermal energy. The project was completed in 18 months with a budget of $23 million.