REPLACEMENT SCHOOLS

 

MAP OF REPLACEMENT SCHOOLS

The Clark County School District (CCSD) has a process in place to determine whether a school will be renovated or replaced. This process is based upon an analysis of the facility’s physical condition, ability to support the curriculum and a comparison of costs and feasibility of building a new facility versus the costs and feasibility of renovating an existing one.

The CCSD Facilities Division conducts annual facility assessments and incorporates the data into a Facilities Condition Database, which is used to screen all facilities over 40 years old and those in need of extensive repair. The relationship between current replacement value and renovation costs is expressed as a Facility Condition Index (FCI) using the following formula:

 

Facility Condition Index (FCI) =   __________Renovation Costs_____________________
                                                            Current Replacement Value of School Facility

 

A school facility with an FCI over 0.60 will support a replacement recommendation. All replacement recommendations are reviewed by the Bond Oversight Committee and approved by the CCSD Board of School Trustees. The complete set of guidelines for school replacements are outlined in CCSD Regulation-7112.

Formal Dedication
Construction Video

Rex Bell Elementary School was built in 1963. The school was identified in need of replacement, after an examination of its current condition.

 

The school’s namesake was a well-known and esteemed figure in the community. Rex Bell was twice elected lieutenant governor of the state of Nevada, and he was also an actor in more than 50 Hollywood movies, primarily Westerns.

 

Start of construction: June 2016

Completion: August 2017

Designed to accommodate: 850 students, eliminating 14 portables

Square footage: 107,842 square feet

Project budget: $27,955,281

 

Construction of the new school will be done in phases:

  • New school is built
  • Move files and teachers’ equipment from the old school to the new school
  • CCSD Facilities team will salvage any functional equipment from the old school
  • Old school is demolished
  • Construction of playground and field begins

 

The new elementary school will be a two-story building, with 53 classrooms including:

  • 1 PE classroom
  • 1 Art classroom
  • 1 Music classroom
  • 1 GATE classroom
  • 1 Literacy classroom
  • 1 STEM classroom
  • 2 Resource classrooms
  • 2 Flexible classrooms
  • 1 Early childhood classroom
  • 1 Pre-K classroom
  • 2 Special education classrooms
  • 6 Kindergarten (full-day) classrooms
  • 17 Grade 1-2 classrooms
  • 7 Grade 3 classrooms
  • 9 Grade 4-5 classrooms

 

The new school is a custom design. A new parent center will be housed in the original kindergarten building. Elements from that roof are being reused in the new multipurpose room structure.

Construction Video

Lincoln Elementary School was built in 1955. The school was identified in need of replacement, after an examination of its current condition.

 

Start of construction: June 2016

Completion: August 2017

Square Footage: 105,922 square feet

Designed to accommodate: 850 students, eliminating 9 portables

Project budget: $28,215,328

 

Construction of the new school will be done in phases:

  • New school is built
  • Move files and teachers’ equipment from the old school to the new school
  • CCSD Facilities team will salvage any functional equipment from the old school
  • Old school is demolished
  • Construction of playground and field begins

 

The new elementary school will be a two-story building, with 53 classrooms including:

  • 1 PE classroom
  • 1 Art classroom
  • 1 Music classroom
  • 1 GATE classroom
  • 1 Literacy classroom
  • 1 STEM classroom
  • 2 Resource classrooms
  • 2 Flex classrooms
  • 1 Early childhood classroom
  • 1 Pre-K classroom
  • 2 Special education classroom
  • 6 Kindergarten (full-day) classrooms
  • 17 Grade 1-2 classrooms
  • 7 Grade 3 classrooms
  • 9 Grade 4-5 classrooms

 

The new school is a custom design. The playground will include a memorial plaque, provided by Nellis Air Force Base, for First Lieutenant Raynor L. Herbert.

 

On May 13, 1964, Herbert was a student pilot at Nellis AFB who was involved in a fatal accident during his pilot training. Upon failure of his aircraft, he chose to ride his plane down in an attempt to guide it into an uninhabited area, sacrificing his life in order to spare the lives of hundreds of students at Lincoln Elementary School.

construction video

J.M. Ullom Elementary School was built in 1962. The school was identified in need of replacement, after an examination of its current condition.

 

Start of construction: June 2018

Estimated Completion: 2019-2020 School Year

Designed to accommodate: 850 students

Current Estimated Cost: $40.9 million

 

Public Input Meetings

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 PM

 

J.M. Ullom Elementary School – Multi-Purpose Room
4869 Sun Valley Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89121

construction video

J.D. Smith Middle School was built in 1952. The school was identified in need of replacement, after an examination of its current condition.

 

Start of construction: Fall 2018

Estimated Completion: 2020-2021 School Year

Designed to accommodate: 1,700 students

Current Estimated Cost: $74.5 million (school replacement + new Hartke Park)

 

In addition to the school replacement, this project will also include construction of the new Hartke Park. Upon completion of the replacement school, the old campus will be vacated, salvaged, and demolished. Construction of the new Hartke Park will begin at that time, with an estimated completion of October 2020.

construction video

E.W. Griffith Elementary School was built in 1962. The school was identified in need of replacement, after an examination of its current condition.

 

Start of construction: September 2018

Estimated Completion: 2019-2020 School Year

Designed to accommodate: 850 students

Current Estimated Cost: $46.2 million

 

At the end of the 2017-2018 school year, the instructional operations at Ruth Fyfe Elementary School ceased and students were rezoned to other area schools. The school campus remains open to serve as a temporary swing school for students, while their home campuses are under construction.

 

In order to facilitate the school replacement for E.W. Griffith Elementary School, a portion of Griffith students moved to the swing school located at Ruth Fyfe ES and a portion of the students moved to Vegas Verdes Elementary School.

 

Once the new E.W. Griffith Elementary School replacement campus opens (estimated Fall 2019), all the students temporarily located at Ruth Fyfe will move to the new Griffith campus.

Elbert Edwards Elementary School was built in 1976. The school was identified in need of replacement, after an examination of its current condition.

 

Start of construction: May 2019

Estimated Completion: 2020-2021 School Year

Designed to accommodate: 850 students

Current Estimated Cost: $42.3 million