The new $26.5 million Weirton Elementary School for 950 students in grades PK-4 was recently completed, and replaces Weirton Heights, Liberty, and Broadview Elementary Schools. There was just a Dedication and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on August 10, 2014. This school is the largest elementary school designed in the State.
The facility features three separate areas for learning, divided into preschool and kindergarten; first and second grades; and third and fourth grades. The 2-story school includes more than 60 classrooms, not including resource rooms and administrative office. It is also wireless and equipped with two computer labs, 10 laptop labs and five iPad labs, a multi-purpose room, gymnasium, a cafeteria and a separate entrance specifically for food deliveries. Moreover, the school also houses the fist school-based health center in the Northern Panhandle, which will be operated by C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. The center features several exam rooms and will provide pupils with limited treatment when necessary, including wellness checks, immunizations and behavioral health counseling. No pupil will be sent to the 1,800-square-foot health center without express written permission from a parent. The building features a state-of-the-art security system, including a man-trap at the entrance, 68 cameras school-wide, as well as a full-time prevention resource office on site from the Hancock County Sheriffs Department, among other security features.
Furthermore, we incorporated multiple “green” components into this 105,000+ SF building. These include high efficiency boilers, energy recovery wheel, desiccant wheel, chilled beam system, Variable Frequency Controllers to reduce fan energy, low flow plumbing fixtures, energy monitor on the main electrical gear, dimmable lighting with occupancy sensor control, and T-5 & T-5 HO florescent bulbs used as primary light sources throughout school to name a few. All of this has been accomplished with only one-third of 1% in total change orders!
Weirton, West Virginia
Cattrell Companies, Inc.