Kelso C-7 School District // New Elementary School

The Client
Kelso C-7 School District
Project Type
PreK-12, Tornado Safe Rooms
Benton, MO

The Kelso C-7 School District now has new 21st century learning environments within their facility.  The new Kelso Elementary is approximately 21,000 SF and houses PreK through 8th grade classes.  Grades 1-8 are arranged in a modern design classroom pod concept.  Also included are administration offices, multipurpose space, kitchen, library, teacher resource rooms, and team rooms.  The Multipurpose flex space can be used daily for lunches, recreation activities and other assembly events.  The design also allows for future expansion, so that a full-sized gymnasium and  classroom pod can be added seamlessly to accommodate future growth.  The facility also includes two storm shelters within the toilet rooms of the classroom pod area.  These shelters are designed according to FEMA standards to withstand a tornado event and are built with reinforced CMU and concrete roof, all of which is contained and separate from the exterior building structure.

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