Truman’s open-concept design no longer supports 21st-century learning or its diverse population, which includes a mix of Highly Capable students, English language learners and students who are experiencing mobility. In fact, the building presents a number of challenges:
Open concept: Without permanent interior dividing walls and doors, learning distractions are frequent.
Overcrowding: The school was built to accommodate 450 students. It currently holds 600 students.
Age: After nearly 50 years, the building has incurred wear and tear despite careful maintenance efforts.
Nonfunctional as a community space: Truman does not have available space to host large community groups or house items that could help struggling families.