Since the first day of school on August 20, Barstow students have attended class in other facilities, waiting for the construction of the new school to be finished. Eighty-seven 5th graders attended class in Calvert Middle School and approximately 400 students attended classes held at Calvert Elementary School.
Students were assigned to classes with other Barstow Elementary students and will move as a unit with their classroom teacher into the new school.
"Our first marking term has been very smooth and we greatly appreciate the hospitality of our two host schools. We have been counting down the days until we move into our new home, but we will miss our Calvert Elementary and Calvert Middle school families," said Principal Donna House.
Barstow Elementary School facts and figures:
Principal Donna House
Vice Principal Rebecca Bowen
Number of staff 62
Current enrollment 487
State Rated Capacity 713 students
Number of classrooms 30
Grade configuration prekindergarten through grade 5
Groundbreaking Ceremony September 7, 2007
Construction cost $16.2 million
Equipment cost $1.8 million
Size 75,000 square feet
Building contractor GFG Builders, Inc.
Building architect GWWO Architects