Margaret Mead Elementary School

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Project Updates

You are invited...

Students and teachers are settling in at four new schools this fall. Celebrate with us and see the schools for yourself at these upcoming Open House events:

Teachers unpacking boxes.

Welcome back, Margaret Mead Elementary teachers! Construction workers are adding the finishing touches to Margaret Mead Elementary. On August 19, teachers started unpacking boxes in their new classrooms. Mead staff look forward to welcoming Mustangs to their new building for the first day of school on September 3.

Aerial Photos

Photo credit: Tim Rice Photography

Drawings and site plans

Project Information

This project will rebuild and enlarge Margaret Mead Elementary School. The Long-Term Facilities Task Force recommended this project.

Architect: BLRB Architects
Contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis
Square Footage: 78,000
Capacity: 690 students
Spaces: 30 standard classrooms plus music, art/science rooms, ELL/SN/special education, library, cafeteria/commons, gymnasium, and outdoor covered play area
Estimated Project Cost: $44,987,000 (Includes construction costs of $26.5 million 2016 dollars, $12.7 million in non-construction costs, and $5.7 million in expected construction inflation)
Planned opening: September 2019

Remodel vs. Rebuild
A Remodel vs Rebuild Study concluded rebuilding a new school would be more cost effective than remodeling and enlarging the existing school. The current school consists of multiple small buildings made of cinder block. A new building would bring the entire school under one roof and limit access points into the building to enhance safety.

State construction assistance: Due to its age, the school became eligible for state funds for renovation or replacement in 2009. The district expects to receive $3 million in State Construction Funding Assistance for this project.

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