In response to rapidly growing needs of the Rio Grande Valley, VITETTA was commissioned to design a prototype elementary school for the La Joya Independent School District. The prototype, as designed, provides the school district with a flexible design that can be adapted to various sites throughout the district saving the district both time and money, while establishing a standard of quality (and equality).
There are six academic classrooms per grade level plus special education classroom, serving a projected student population of 750 students. The classrooms are organized in mini-pods connected to two parallel corridors that lead to the main circulation spine. This spine clearly organizes the administration, media center and cafetorium in a direct path, equidistant to the classrooms, accessible to the public and easily secured for after hours use by the community.
VITETTA has simultaneously and successfully bid William Jefferson Clinton Elementary School and Corina Pena Elementary using this Elementary School Prototype Design. Both schools are being constructed as part of the Districts’ Instructional Facilities Allotment from the State of Texas.
As part of the districts 2006 Bond Referendum and a direct result of our success with the first two schools, VITETTA was awarded a third elementary school. Evangelina Garza Elementary will be built using this design.