Providing learning facilities for all ages from kindergarten through eighth grade, Ersilia Cruz Middle School has capacity for more than 600 elementary students and staff. The two-story facility will transition into an elementary school once a permanent middle school attached to Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School is built.
Throughout design and construction, Nunn Construction and CRP Architects prioritized the client’s goal to accommodate a wide age range of children. The open commons area features durable finishes, such as tile and polished concrete floors, which are set to withstand the decades of daily use. Other design highlights include a new gym for Lu interactive games, kitchen with on-site baking, an outdoor theater, expanded art program with spaces dedicated to dance and mariachi classes, and an open commons with upper-level balcony.
The school is surrounded by new landscaping and parking lots with spacious parking and a new outdoor basketball court. This new facility will be the benchmark for Chavez Huerta Preparatory Academy’s future plans and expansion in the west side of Pueblo.
- Flexible design for transitionary school
- Durable, adaptable materials for wide age range of students