North Bay Elementary School

Biloxi, Mississippi

North Bay Elementary School exemplifies a commitment to innovative design based on student safety, supervision and delivery of instruction.

The 830-student school’s pod concept for each grade places classrooms around a common project area, which is a multipurpose space for grade-wide class projects. Dedicated student toilets, faculty toilets, teacher workrooms and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMLeonard A. Collins, ArchitectCOST PER SQ FT$94.00FEATURED IN2002 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas porches accommodate additional activities within the pod.

The entry lobby and reception desk area for visitors are separated from student circulation via electronically controlled entry doors. Access to the school is controlled through this entry.

Broadband data networks and servers provide connectivity to all classrooms, and a computer-based, closed-circuit camera surveillance system monitors all classrooms and circulation areas. All cameras are accessible to school officials and law-enforcement authorities in “real time” via the Internet.