Thanks to the support of Aurora voters who approved a $300 million bond measure in November, students at Mrachek Middle School will soon learn in a new school. The new building will be funded in part by a $16
million Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grant from the Colorado Department of Education. The remaining $24 million of the project costs will be paid from the APS bond funds.
Mrachek Middle School was constructed in 1975 with an open classroom concept design without windows and interior walls. The current design creates a noisy classroom environment and does not provide students with an optimal learning experience.
The new Mrachek Middle School will be a two-story 133,000-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 open in the fall of 2018 and serve up to 1,000 students.
APS will share regular updates with the community on bond projects, including on-time and on-budget status. For a full list of bond projects, please visit bond.aurorak12.org/projects.
To learn more about the Mrachek Middle School project, visit bond.aurorak12.org/mrachek.