Eastern Montgomery Elementary School
State-of-the-Art K-12 Construction • "Learning Neighborhoods" Concept • Platinum Design Award • VSBA
Completed in 2010, the New Eastern Montgomery Elementary School consists of a single story structure, with three mechanical mezzanines located within various attic spaces throughout the building. The 106,000sf, 660 student occupancy building comprises a central core that contains an administration area, media center, cafeteria/auditorium, gymnasium and art rooms. There are two separate classroom wings that radiate from the central core. The grade levels are separated into two smaller “neighborhoods” comprised of the lower and upper grade levels. The northeast wing contains predominately third, fourth and fifth grade classrooms while the west wing contains pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms. The design also supports security features for community “after-hours” use by allowing access to the gymnasium, dining area and stage without disruption to the administrative and educational wings. The administrative offices are located prominently at the main entrance to provide suitable observation to all visitors entering the facility. The school is considered to be a highly collaborative effort: the design committee made up of teachers, administrators, students, and residents from the surrounding area met to discuss their goals and priorities for this state-of-the-art K-12 facility design.
Location: Elliston, Virginia
Owner: Montgomery County Public Schools