This middle school is designed to house 1,200 students in grades 6, 7 and 8. The building layout responds to specific site conditions and topography, while providing flexibility for future classrooms and a physical-education program expansion.
Sixth-grade classrooms are on the first floor of the two-story academic wing, separated from seventh and eighth grades on the CAPACITY1,200COST PER SQ FT$111.20FEATURED IN2002 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress floor. A two-story main entrance lobby provides direct access to the administration and student services. The media center is situated centrally for easy access from both floors. The cafeteria and art rooms are adjacent to an outdoor student plaza, which provides natural lighting to these spaces, as well as options for outdoor learning and socializing.
The main 1,000-seat gymnasium includes a stage to accommodate performing arts and other large-group functions. The park-like, 40-acre site development includes access driveways, an eight-lane running track, football field, six tennis courts, practice fields and parking lots.