The new 650-student Paducah Middle School for grades 6-8 is designed to meet the district's education needs, provide an exciting and engaging learning environment, and conserve district resources by minimizing operation and maintenance costs. The school uses geothermal HVAC, daylighting and cutting-edge technology to provide ASSOCIATED FIRMMarcum Engineering, LLC; GeoTech Engineering & Testing, Inc.CAPACITY650COST PER SQ FT$228.00FEATURED IN2014 Architectural Portfolio comfortable, energy-efficient environment.
The new facility is located on the existing site and was built in phases to accommodate classes in session during construction. The new facility has 20 classrooms, 12 resource rooms, four computer rooms, six science classrooms, and features an 11,175-square-foot gymnasium. The administrative suite has six staff offices, a site-based conference room, and a family resource area.
A central courtyard functions as an outdoor learning lab, featuring a map of the United States. The gymnasium features a performing arts stage, which is accessible through the cafeteria. Visitors must enter through the administration reception area, and the building has a comprehensive security system.