Future project school: King Elementary
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Re: King

Built in 1971, King Elementary School serves approximately 500 students!

Martin Luther King Elementary is a member of the No Excuses University Network of Schools. No Excuses schools believe that all children can attend college, and network schools work to make that goal a reality. Resources and programs such as AVID, PBIS, Response to Intervention and Professional Learning Communities, as well as collaboration with community partners, help empower students to achieve academic excellence.

Thanks to a bond measure that voters approved in February 2017, this school will be completely rebuilt.

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Enthusiasm for learning is evident at King, but the facility no longer adequately supports 21st-century educational requirements. There are many challenges:

  • Overcrowding: With approximately 500 students from preschool to fifth grade, King is over capacity.
  • Wear and tear: The heating, ventilating and air conditioning system no longer works well.
  • Parking and pickup/dropoff: The parking lot contains only limited parking spaces; many staff members must park on the street.
  • Restrooms: Facilities are inadequate for the staff and students.

Learn more about the challenges and a symposium to begin the redesign of the school.

Design concepts

After a planning symposium on May 18, teams of staff members and architects developed three design concepts.

  • Concept 1: Community hub
  • Concept 2: Diversity
  • Concept 3: Universal learning

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