US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Progress continues at Antilles Middle School

Jacksonville Distrcit
Published Nov. 4, 2014

2012, the project is 50 percent complete. The school consists of five buildings, A, B, C, D, and E which are in varying stages of completion. There are three academic wings, an administrative wing and a gymnasium/ cafeteria wing.

District project manager Frank Grant says, “Everyone is working as hard as they can to have construction completed for the 2015-16 school term.” Grant says once the Corps completes its work, “We will turn things over to DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity. It [DoDEA] will outfit the school for student use.”

The state-of-the-art school is one of the first DoDEA schools to incorporate 21st century design elements. It will serve approximately 890 students and a staff of 120 and will include a gym, health services, art rooms, flexible studio learning areas and exploratory and outdoor spaces. The two-story school will also have an open floor plan that will accommodate future flexibility of the interior spaces and encourage collaboration. Once completed, the school is expected to achieve a Leadership Engineering and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating as an energy efficient and environmentally sustainable school

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