New Mrachek

Mrachek Replacement School

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Mrachek Middle School was constructed in 1975 as an open classroom concept design without windows and interior walls to separate rooms. This design creates a noisy classroom environment and does not provide students with an optimal learning experience.

Following a three-year study of facility and technology needs in the district, the APS Long Range Facilities Advisory Committee recommended replacing the existing Mrachek Middle School with a new building as part of the five-year bond program.

The new Mrachek Middle School will be a two-story 130,000-square foot building with separate learning communities for each grade level. The school plans were developed in consultation with a design advisory group that included parents, community members and school staff. The new school building will serve up to 1,000 students.

The Colorado Department of Education has awarded APS a Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grant to rebuild Mrachek Middle School. APS received more than $16 million in BEST funds while the district is contributing about $24 million in matching funds to build a new school. Funding from the grant program was contingent on the passage of ballot measure 3C, the $300 million bond measure in November’s election.