Snyder Elementary School

Snyder, Texas

  • FIRM

    Parkhill, Smith & Cooper


    Snyder Independent School District

  • AREA

    142,000 sq.ft.





Snyder Independent School District decided to close six obsolete elementary schools and combine the 1,200 students into one main facility, gaining staffing efficiency and conserving energy and natural resources. The facility’s student grade levels are divided into halves (K to 2 and 3 to 5), each separated by a shared central core of common-use spaces. Major spaces such ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,200COST PER SQ FT$116.95FEATURED IN2008 Architectural Portfolio the gymnasium, media center and cafetorium are designed as dividable spaces to ensure the separation of age groups and their educational requirements.

Floor patterns and color schemes enhance the separate identities of each half of the school, and the six new classroom wings are designed as symbolic representations of the six closed schools—distinguished by separate interior entries and named for each of the original schools.