Kelso Elementary

The Client
Kelso C-7 School District
Project Type
Benton, MO

The Kelso C-7 School District now has a new 21st century learning environment facility. This new facility 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 room, kitchen, library, teacher resource rooms, and team rooms. The Multipurpose room will be used for lunches, recreation activities, and other assembly events. The design also allows for future expansion for a gymnasium and another classroom pod addition. The new facility also includes two storm shelters at the toilet rooms in the classroom pod area. These 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.