Jimtown Intermediate School

Elkhart, Indiana

The new Jimtown Intermediate School is situated on the north end of the school campus and is sited to accommodate future building additions, as well as provide a pleasant orientation to the neighborhood to the west. The exterior brick color and appearance was selected to blend with the existing junior high and high school. The new facility houses students in grades 4 ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY500COST PER SQ FT$128.20FEATURED IN2004 Architectural Portfolio 6.

In the new facility, the classroom wing provides eight classrooms at each grade level. Special education, computer labs, speech and hearing, English as a second language, and teacher planning rooms are also in the classroom wing. The media center is in the classroom wing, and provides window and student access to the interior courtyard. The large-group instruction room, music, art and science rooms are in the center portion of the building. These rooms are designed to be flexible for adaptation via operable walls to different curriculum needs. A stage is situated strategically between the cafeteria and gymnasium, allowing desired flexibility for large performances or smaller presentations.