Midwest City Elementary School and Soldier Creek Elementary School

Midwest City, Oklahoma


Mid-Del Public Schools


110,658 sq.ft.

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Words the owner used to express their dreams for the new schools included "traditional," "fun" and "Oklahoma-themed." Using the state song, "Oklahoma!", for inspiration, the design includes references to fields of wheat (in terrazzo tile floor patterns), wind and rain (mobiles) and hawks (acoustical panels). A round red barn is located in the front entry corridor. Animal shapes from various state eco-regions (such as the tall-grass prairie, great plains, crosstimbers and swamps) are located in each grade pod, and are unique to each school.


The two new identical schools were designed to replace four aging, inefficient schools. The new schools were built on existing school sites and have identical footprints. They were built on the playgrounds of the existing schools, which stayed in operation until the new schools were complete. Much of the new plan organization was dictated by the varying site constraints of the existing schools. There are separate drop-off lanes for buses, pre-K/K parents, and 1-5 parents; a separate fenced pre-K/K playground; and a flag football area.


Grades pre-K through 2 are located on the ground floor, under the leadership of one principal, while grades 3-5 are located on the upper floor under the leadership of another principal. Grade levels are organized in six-classroom pods, each with a commons area. First floor music rooms are designed as storm shelters.

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Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Interface
Carpet by Shaw
Flooring by Johnsonite
Brick/Masonry by Acme Brick
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Cabinets by FADCO
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Ceramic Tile by Crossville
Doors by CECO Door
Doors by Marshfield Door Systems
Doors by Special-Lite
Ceilings by Acoustic Ceiling Products
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by Anvil
Plumbing by Viega
Roofing by Johns Manville
Skylights by CPI Daylighting Inc
Windows by Manko Window Systems
Lighting & Accessories by Hubbell Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Delray Lighting
Emergency Lighting by Hubbell Lighting
Hand-Drying Equipment by Excel Dryer
Washroom Accessories by Bradley Corporation
Washroom Fixtures by Kohler
Washroom Fixtures by Elkay
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Scranton Products
Athletic Equipment by Draper
Bleachers/Grandstands by Hussey Seating
Kitchen Equipment by Hobart
Kitchen Equipment by Metro
Lockers by Republic Storage Systems
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Claridge
Walls/Wall Materials by Snap-Tex Northwest
Plumbing by Watts
Plumbing by AO Smith
Lighting & Accessories by Kenall Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Visa Lighting
Playground Equipment by Playworld Systems
Scoreboards/Clocks by Trans-Lux
Kitchen Equipment by Delfield
Physical-Education Flooring by Johnsonite
Door Hardware by LCN Closers
Door Hardware by Schlage
Door Hardware by Securitech
Door Hardware by Von Duprin
Elevators by KONE
Plumbing by Charlotte Pipe & Foundry
Plumbing by Cerro Flow
Roofing by Petersen Aluminum
Lighting & Accessories by Cree, Inc.
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Honeywell
Drinking Fountains by Elkay
Washroom Fixtures by Acorn Mfg.
Washroom Fixtures by Moen
Draperies/Blinds by Spring Window Fashions
Acoustics/Sound Systems by Tectum
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