Ellsworth Elementary School
Kraus-Anderson recently constructed a new elementary school in Ellsworth, WI, one of the state’s largest school districts. The $25 million referendum project replaced an existing school and brought together students previously housed in three schools. KA worked closely with the district for several years, providing cost information on various construction options, participating in public meetings, and helping to communicate options and approaches to the community.
The two-story, 108,000 SF school features modern and secure amenities that serve 700 students and significantly upgrades the educationally-appropriate spaces to 135 square foot per student. The new elementary school features a full-size competitive gymnasium that can also be used by the senior high school and middle school. The project will includes a large cafeteria, conference rooms, classrooms and numerous common learning spaces and grade-level “neighborhood spaces.” The collaborative learning environment can be used by teachers and students for a variety of activities with flexible furniture, technology and multi-use storage.