Atkins Elementary and Middle School

The Atkins K-8 Facility serves as the new elementary and middle school complex for the Atkins School District to replace their older individual buildings. The new facility is approximately 125,000 square feet with a division between the elementary and middle school. Security between the halves played a prime role in the design. Building features include six classroom wings, areas for band, choir, and art, 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 as well as assisting in the successful passage of this bond issue.