Cook, Halecrest and Palomar Elementary Schools

Chula Vista, California

  • FIRM

    Ruhnau Ruhnau Clarke


    Chula Vista Elementary School District

  • AREA

    30,461 sq.ft.





The community approved a $95 million local school bond in November 1998; combined with $13 million in matching state school-modernization funds, the Chula Vista Elementary School district has embarked on a program to modernize schools for a new century. Cook, Halecrest and Palomar Elementary Schools are the first of several school sites to see the benefits of ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$115.70FEATURED IN2000 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation program.

The program eventually will result in: repair and renovation for all schools to meet modern standards for safety and education programs with specific emphasis on technology; district class-size-reduction efforts supported, including kindergarten; all schools becoming handicapped-accessible; relief from crowded schools; equity in school facilities; site-specific plans with something for all schools.

Included in the schools are computer, voice and television systems with a teacher’s control center in each classroom. Each classroom is equipped for televisions connected for campuswide distribution of cable TV, plus on-campus broadcasts.

All sites included the upgrading of electric power service and distribution systems. New lighting systems were provided throughout interior spaces.

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