Study of Facility Conditions, Boundary and Enrollment Options for Four Elementary Schools, Santa Fe Public Schools, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Service: Educational Facility Planning
Project Number: 21802
Completion Year: 2018
Location: Santa Fe, NM

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Santa Fe Public Schools (SFPS) retained ARC to conduct a study to:
  • Recommend which of the three elementary schools (E.J. Martinez, Chaparral, Nava) to rebuild
  • Study associated consolidation and possible closure, boundary changes, and recommendations for transitions and closure of remaining schools
  • Examine the suitability of relocating Turquoise Trail Charter Elementary School at one of two remaining schools (creating a win-win situation)

ARC worked with the district to gather and analyze relevant information about all sites, including condition of facilities, enrollment and utilization of current and projected facilities, location and context information, and assignment area impacts. ARC then evaluated options for which site to retain, based on the following criteria:

  • Most flexibility / capability to provide for future needs
  • Best long-term value to the district
  • Least impact on surrounding neighborhood (of keeping or of closing)

Of the remaining sites, ARC evaluated:

  • Capability to support other needs
  • Impact on community
  • Cost to district to make suitable for an alternate use

ARC prepared a presentation for the administration to present to the School Board that summarized study results.