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Eastern Montgomery Elementary School


Montgomery County Public Schools
Elliston, Virginia

2011 VEFP Project of Distinction Award Winner
2010 VSBA Platinum Design Award Winner

Montgomery County Public Schools has completed a new prototype elementary school that will serve the communities of eastern Montgomery County. This school design will also be constructed in the Prices Fork community. The school is 111,057 square feet and has a student capacity for 875 students.

A design committee made up of teachers, administrators, students, and residents from all of the communities met to discuss their goals and priorities for the design of the new school. Many educational as well as community use features have been incorporated into the design. The administrative offices are located prominently at the main entrance to have good supervision of all visitors entering the facility. The grade levels are broken down into two smaller "neighborhoods" comprised respectively of the lower and upper grade levels. The Library, Gymnasium, Dining Room and stage are located so they may operate after hours for community use, while the academic portion of the building is secured.