J R Irvin Elementary School
Midlothian ISD’s new elementary school is divided into three learning communities, each featuring classrooms, teacher design labs and central collaboration space. They line up along a central spine that features the learning commons, dining and a stage. This creates exciting sight lines and a shared space for socialization, peer-to-peer engagement, large assemblies and instruction. An enclosed outdoor courtyard is located near the art room and classrooms and creates additional space for exploration and creativity-based curriculum. The exterior aesthetic is modern, which is representative of the learning environment as a whole.