This 111,000 square-foot elementary school building houses 880 students. The floor plan of the building includes a central core with adjacent classroom wings for first and second-grade classes. The kindergarten wing is located in the rear of the school.
Each wing contains approximately 14 classrooms, a workroom, restrooms, teacher restrooms, an intervention room, testing room, language therapy room, and a designated meeting room for teachers.
The school’s gymnasium, which includes a stage, can hold approximately 1,125 people and was designed to be large enough to serve as a storm shelter if needed. The cafeteria can seat 432 students at a time.
A large parking lot for both teachers and visitors was added to create easier control over who goes in or out of the building for security reasons.
William V. Dexter, Jr., AIA, served as the principal architect-in-charge of this $21 million project that was completed in August 2020.
June 25, 2020March 1, 2021
Lafayette County School District | Oxford, MS
William V. Dexter, AIA