Eagle Glen Intermediate School was designed to carry out the Raymore–Peculiar R-II School District’s new grade-level organization plan. The school reorganizes the district’s commitment to create a new facility for fifth- and sixth-grade students. It provides academic villages that encourage multidisciplinary instruction within grade-level communities.
The school has CAPACITY600COST PER SQ FT$90.00FEATURED IN2003 Architectural Portfolio learning communities, each housing 150 students. Each community has a multimedia village commons as its hub. The four learning communities are arranged around a learning resource center to encourage work-group approaches to problem-solving. Shared team-planning rooms are provided to enable teachers to work together to create portfolio-based instructional modules.
The gymnasium and multipurpose room are situated in a separate wing of the building with restroom facilities. This separation not only segregates those instructional activities that tend to be noisy from the academic program, but also encourages community use of the spaces.
The main entry is inviting and highly visible, thereby funneling visitors into an easily supervised area for student security purposes. The site was planned to separate school bus traffic and parent traffic. The 22-acre site provides adequate space for outdoor student activities, parking and outdoor learning areas.