After 62% voter approval for a February 2018 referendum for $57.4 million of construction, the Hamilton School District built a brand new intermediate school for their fifth and sixth-graders. This was the first new school built in the district since 1999. The school was designed and built to alleviate overcrowding in the elementary schools and middle school. Fifth-graders were removed from the elementary schools and sixth-graders from the middle school. The building is currently designed to house 750 students but built to accommodate an expansion for up to 1000 students. The new school has 54 classrooms, a three-station gymnasium, library, commons and main music room with six practice rooms.
What makes it unique? The brand new building is energy efficient with extensive use of natural light and materials which in turn helps reduce annual maintenance expenses for years to come. Also, JP Cullen has been Hamilton School District’s contractor since 2003, partnering on over $70 million worth of construction.