Atkins Elementary and Middle School

The Atkins School District hired Crafton Tull to design a new combined K-8 facility. The new facility is approximately 125,000 square feet with a division between the elementary and middle schools. Security between the halves played a prime role in the design. The building features six classroom wings, areas for band, choir, and art activities, an elementary gymnasium, and a full-size gym for the middle school, which also functions as a FEMA rated community tornado shelter. Funding for the $16.5 million facility came from the Arkansas School Facilities funding program, along with bond issue proceeds from a successful millage vote. Our team worked with the district to prepare bond issue materials and assisted in the successful passage of this bond issue.