Schematic Designs of New Middle School Recently Unveiled

June 15, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Fears, Director of Communications & Marketing, (913) 279-2225

The design of the future new middle school for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools was recently unveiled at a school district board meeting. The new middle school will be housed on land of the existing campus of the current Coronado Middle school located at 1735 N. 64th Terrace. Coronado will be razed after the new middle school is completed.

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The new facility will be built to accommodate the population of students from both Coronado and West middle schools. The structure will be approximately 127,000 square feet and will house about 750 students.

Among the standout features of the new two-story facility are 30 classrooms, including a science room and prep area; flex and open collaboration space in each wing; art room; vocal and instrumental, computer science and special education classrooms well as a media center, auditorium, gymnasium, and cafeteria.

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Construction will begin in the spring of 2018 with completion scheduled for the 2019-2020 school year.

The designer of the new school is Hollis and Miller Architects and the construction company is JE Dunn Construction.

The design and ultimately the construction of the new school is possible because of the voter approved November 2016 zero-tax increase bond referendum. The $235 million bond allows the school district to make improvements to every school building; build four new schools to replace aging facilities; enhance safety and security measures; provide kitchens in six schools that currently do not have them; construct playgrounds at several schools and provide career exploration spaces in the middle and high schools. 

Continue to visit the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools website and social media sites for updates on the bond referendum projects. 

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Melissa Fears • Communications Office
2010 N. 59th Street • Kansas City, KS 66104 • 913-279-2242