Orange County Public Schools
Locust Grove, Virginia
This two-story, 168,300-square-foot facility offers students a state-of-the-art learning environment and features dedicated spaces for special education and music, as well as general classrooms, science laboratories, a library, a commons area with stage, athletic gyms, locker rooms, kitchen, and administration offices. Initially intended to function as a traditional middle school for grades six through eight, the flexibility of the design, which features team teaching and grade house concepts, has allowed the county to accommodate grades three to eight in this school.
The project earned LEED Gold certification, making it Virginia’s first LEED Gold certified middle school and Orange County’s first LEED certified facility.