The new Carlsbad Elementary School #3 will combine and replace the Joe Stanley Smith and Craft Elementary School facilities. The new school is scheduled to house a total of 699 students attending grades 1-5. The site of the new elementary school campus will be east of the Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC). The design team will be led by Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) and Mitchell & Cruse Architecture, LLC (MCA).
The contractor, Bradbury Stamm Construction, was selected via low bid process. The Carlsbad Municipal Schools School Board voted to include the original base bid building for 627 students, the construction of three additional classrooms increasing the building capacity to 699 students, and the public right-of-way deceleration lane into the project. Read about the groundbreaking ceremony.
Grades: 1-5 Students: 699
Project Building Size: 83,842 sf
Project Site Size: 12.6 acres
Project Construction Cost: $23,364,000
Project Construction Schedule: September 2018 to November 2019
School Opening Date is set for January 2020
|November 2017 (completed)|
|January 2018 (completed)|
|March 2018 (completed)|
|July 2018 (completed)|
|September 2018 (completed)|
|Construction Phase Begins||October 2018|
|School Opens||January 2020|
The new school is on schedule to break ground this fall for a January 2020 completion. During a recent presentation to the Carlsbad Municipal School Board, we discussed the following items:
We're looking forward to entering the next phase of design as we select final interior finishes!
Thank you for joining us at the community open house for the new Carlsbad Elementary School. On February 27, we met with the community to discuss the design progress of CMS Elementary School #3. We received great feedback and suggestions to consider as we move forward. We appreciate your participation, and we will continue to post design updates!
New School 2020: Construction on time and underway, design development phase this month, from Current Argus, 03.19.2018
Architectural Firm Gives Update on Elementary School, from Current Argus, 12.20.17
Local Firm to Assist in Elementary School Design, from Current Argus, 11.10.17
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