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Facilities Plan: School-by-School

Eagle Point Elementary School
1044 Western Avenue


On Thursday, December 15, 2005, Eagle Point Elementary School hosted a ribbon cutting celebration for students, families, and neighbors. Superintendent Eva Joseph, Mayor Gerald Jennings, the Board of Education, and Principal Kathleen Brown were joined by hundreds of students and their families at the grand opening event. To view highlights of the project, visit the Eagle Point Photo Gallery.

Students returned to the school for classes in January 2006.

The renovated and expanded school will serve up to 300 students in a reinvigorated small school environment. The district also carefully preserved the school's historic architecture while modernizing classrooms to meet educational needs.

Public School 27 was built in 1925. Although it appears large from the outside, for more than 20 years the school has been too small to support contemporary learning techniques. Classroom space was limited and many students were forced to learn in temporary trailers. In addition, many of the school's special services were offered in converted closets and hallways. And, prior to renovation and expansion, the school had no cafeteria and limited playground space.

In addition to the renovation of PS 27, the district added a 40,000-square-foot addition, providing enough space to serve up to 300 students in grades K-5.

Renovated & Expanded:

  • 12 enlarged K-5 classrooms (all Kindergarten rooms enlarged to 900 square feet; elementary rooms to 770 square feet)

  • New 30,500-square-foot addition with classrooms, gym and cafeteria

  • Conversion of the original gym into library/media center

  • Historic facade, marble-trimmed lobby, and other features preserved and upgraded

Enhanced Academics:

  • Computers and Internet access in every classroom

  • 2 Special Education classrooms with support space for special services

  • 2 tutorial/enrichment rooms

  • 1 computer classroom with room for 24 terminals

  • 1 music classroom with practice room and storage

  • 1 art room

Other features:

  • Administrative support area for principal, guidance, attendance, and special services

  • Faculty work area

  • Parent/community room

  • Nurse's suite with exam room, bed, and toilet

  • Full handicapped accessibility

  • New exterior doors and interior partitions

  • Air conditioning throughout the building

  • Energy-efficient heating and lighting systems

  • Building security and fire detection systems

  • Careful restoration of exterior masonry, windows, and doors


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