Design Work Underway for Two New P-8 Schools

Artist Rendering for New Aurora Highlands P-8 SchoolIn APS, one way that we ensure equitable access to learning opportunities, technology and environments is through bond-funded improvements and new construction.Through our 2016 bond program, we are pleased to announce the location of a new P-8 school. 

The building will be constructed in the new Aurora Highlands community located on 42nd Avenue, which is east of E-470. Contractors will break ground on the two-story building in spring 2022. The school is expected to be complete in time for the 2023-24 school year, and will serve students in preschool through eighth grade residing along the E-470 corridor.  

In addition, design work is underway on a new P-8 building to replace the existing Lyn Knoll Elementary School. The new school will be a three-story design and have similar features to our other P-8 schools, including a gymnasium, cafeteria, library, science rooms and art room. Contractors are expected to begin demolition this fall with construction of the new building to follow in spring 2022.  

We are grateful to Aurora voters for approving our $300 million bond measure in November 2016, which is making improvements at all APS schools and supporting every student. To learn more about bond-funded projects in our district, visit