Brazosport ISD Celebrates the Ribbon Cutting of First Prototype Elementary
Freeport, Texas – On August 30th, Brazosport ISD held a private ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Freeport Elementary School. This new campus serves as a replacement for the previous Long and Fleming Elementary Schools that served this portion of the district. Freeport Elementary is a 90,438 sf campus, serving up to 750 students in grades PreK-1.
“VLK Architects, Sterling Structures, we knocked this one out of the park,” said Brazosport ISD Superintendent, Danny Massey. “Not only is it a beautiful campus, every space is designed for learning and this campus is specifically designed for early childhood learners.”
This innovative design is the first of a new prototype elementary design by VLK Architects for Brazosport ISD. The prototype features a secure entry vestibule and three main classroom wings with shared spaces for collaborative learning, all coming together at a central media center. A teaching kiva will allow for small group instruction and connection to the main corridor collaborative space.
The classroom pods, resource rooms, and administration suite share a direct adjacency to the media center. This space provides areas for research, gathering, and teaching with a direct connection to the STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, English, Arts, Math) lab and a maker space for student projects. Collaborative spaces are also located in each classroom wing with windows and views to the exterior. The collaboration spaces will also have access to secure outdoor learning stations directly outside of each. Additional play areas can be accessed from the gym and cafeteria to allow for safe and secure outdoor areas for the students.
“I want to thank Mr. Massey and the board for trusting in us and working with us to recreate a great school for Freeport. We really appreciate it and are excited about the opportunities” said VLK Architects Partner, Todd Lien.