As a result of a major flood that destroyed the district’s 5-6 elementary and partially flooded its 7-8 middle school, the district issued bonds to supplement FEMA funding and built a new 5-8 middle school.
The 165,000-square-foot facility is designed for 750 students in house concepts with multiple learning CAPACITY750COST PER SQ FT$127.00FEATURED IN2012 Architectural Portfolio available. The library is on the second level in the center of the academic wings. A fine-arts wing provides spaces for art, music and family and consumer science. A 750-seat auditorium, built as a tornado safe room, is centered on the main level. The athletic wing provides two full-size gyms, a weightroom, wrestling room and lockers. Security is in place for a variety of school and community uses year-round.
The building is sited on 30 acres and emphasizes conservation of landscape and water control. The building is geothermal and takes advantage of daylighting.