Mapleton Elementary School

Ashland, Ohio

This attractive new elementary school replaces three old elementary school buildings that were demolished. It is on a substantial site adjacent to a building for grades 6 to 12, with shared parking areas for athletic events. The two new playgrounds with age-compliant equipment complement the site.

Four 900-square-foot classrooms are provided for each of the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY511COST PER SQ FT$148.05FEATURED IN2005 Architectural Portfolio grades. Generous storage cabinets delight classroom teachers. All rooms have white markerboards, tackboards, television monitors with VCR units, and IP phones.

Each of the 1,200-square-foot kindergarten rooms has a private student restroom. These spacious classrooms have ample storage and appropriate furniture for small children to provide for many types of learning activities. Two of the four rooms have direct access to the kindergarten playground.

The art, music, media center and computer lab are situated centrally for ease of student access. The stage between the gym and cafetorium can be opened in either direction to accommodate the varying numbers of people viewing an event.