School Remodels

3 Older Schools to Begin Major Renovations
This is the image for the news article titled 3 Older Schools to Begin Major RenovationsThe Rogers School District is excited to announce the renovation of three of the district’s oldest schools that have served the community well for more than 50 to 60 years each. To protect the public’s investment in Westside Elementary, Northside Elementary and Lowell Elementary, the district is launching projects to modernize the buildings so they can provide an excellent learning environment for many years to come.

Assistant Superintendent Charles Lee said the projects are possible thanks to the community’s approval of a millage increase in 2017 to build two additional elementary schools and to provide funds for upgrading older facilities and technology. The district plans to start with these three oldest schools and then turn to other older schools most in need of updates.

Westside Renovations
Westside Renovations


Built in 1964, Westside will have a new secure entry added and the reception, office, counselor and nurse’s areas will be relocated. The entire school will be remodeled to include new millwork, paint, ceilings, doors, floors and improvements to meet accessibility requirements. The school will be outfitted with a new roof, HVAC, sprinklers and fire alarm systems. The school will also receive a fresh look on the outside with the addition of a terra-cotta exterior on the south side and the extension of the entry canopy to the north. The work at Westside will begin in June and is expected to take up to nine months.


Lowell Renovations
Lowell Renovations

The 68-year-old Lowell Elementary will receive a whole new look with the addition of a canopy to the front of the building and a new entrance area that will house the office. The existing office will be repurposed for the nursing and counseling staff. The kitchen will also be expanded to serve students more efficiently and to provide much needed storage. On the east side, an addition with several classrooms will be built where the art room is currently located. The entire school will be updated with new millwork, paint, ceilings, doors, flooring and improvements to meet accessibility requirements. The school will receive a new roof, fire sprinklers and updated fire alarms as well as a new HVAC system. Construction will begin by June and is expected to take 15 months.

Northside Renovations

Northside Renovations


Opened in 1954, Northside Elementary will receive a notable improvement with a new entrance on the north side that will house a new reception area and office. The entrance will feature a double-locked entryway to enhance school security. The existing office area will be converted for the nursing and counseling staff. The remodel will also update all of the millwork, paint, ceilings, doors, and flooring as well as meet any ADA requirements for accessibility.

Northside will receive a new roof, fire sprinklers, fire alarm system, and a new HVAC system. Construction will begin in June and last up to seven months.

Although the construction crews will try to not disrupt learning, a few portable classrooms will be used during some phases to provide learning spaces while classrooms are being remodeled.

“We’re excited to deliver on the promise to upgrade our older schools,” Lee said. “We want to provide our students with top-notch facilities whether their school is five years old or 50 years old.”