Union Parish Middle and High School

Farmerville, Louisiana


Union Parish School District


151,000 sq.ft.

Completion Date


Design Team
William McElroy, AIA, NCARB, Principal/Managing Member; M3A Design Team

Union Parish Middle & High School in Farmerville, Louisiana, provides educational services for the entire Union Parish School District student population. The Greek revival architectural language of the facility was intended to convey a purpose of higher education and standards to the students. The facility provides for middle and high school administrative space for principals, assistant principals, secretaries and bookkeepers. It also has spaces such as testing facilities, first aid, work rooms, lounges, conference rooms and visitor and guest reception areas.

The facility provides over 60 classrooms, three science labs, three business education classrooms, an art classroom, and three computer labs on a two-story learning house concept for a planned student capacity of 1,200 students. The campus also has a 5,000-square-foot media center, with media and video production capabilities. For student extracurricular activities, the campus has a main event gymnasium that seats 1,500 spectators, a secondary gymnatorium with elevated stage, and a band and choir hall. The athletic facilities have conference rooms, coach and physical education instructor offices and lockers, physical therapy space, a weight room, and locker and shower areas for up to 300 students.

The kitchen and cafeteria for the project are designed to serve up to 350 students in one sitting and to serve the entire student population within a two-hour window at 30-minute seating intervals.

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