Voters in the Oak Creek Franklin School District approved a $59,095,000.00 referendum on November 4th, 2014 to construct, equip, and furnish a new elementary school on land owned by the District and located at Drexel Avenue and 20th Street and a new secondary school on the land owned by the District located at Puetz Road and Knights Place and completing related site improvements.
We are implementing the District’s Master Plan by planning responsibly for growth, today and tomorrow.
- Since 2000, overall district enrollment has increased by more than 1,700 students.
- By 2020, student enrollment in grades 5K-5 is projected to increase by approximately 250 students.
- By 2020, student enrollment in grades 9-12 is projected to increase by approximately 300 students.
Constructing a new elementary school will relieve current overcrowding in ALL district elementary schools.
- Five out of six elementary grade levels are currently above capacity.
- Students and staff are using areas not intended for teaching and learning such as converted storage areas and workrooms.
Constructing a new building located directly next to the existing high school will relieve current overcrowding and provide flexibility for future growth.
- The high school currently serves more than 2,300 students and staff. In 2000, it was expanded to serve a maximum of 2,000 students; current student enrollment is nearly 2,100.
- Locating 9th grade students in an adjacent center allows all high school students to experience smaller learning communities and to ease the congestion in the high school.
- The 9th grade center will provide students with all the core classes they currently take together as freshmen as well as some of the elective courses freshmen typically take. Students will go to the main high school building for some of the electives or for higher level courses. 9th grade students will also have access to all the high school programs, activities, athletics, and clubs.