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