Mendocino K-8 School

Mendocino K-8 School

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New Centralized Learning Space

Mendocino Unified School District | Mendocino, CA
330 students | 24,000 sf modernized + 12,770 sf new

Mendocino’s elementary and middle schools share a common site, but were formerly physically and administratively separate entities. In 2002, the existing elementary school building was closed due to dry rot, structural damage and mold and water infiltration. In light of declining enrollment, the district opted to create “a learning community that binds, rather than isolates campuses, staff and age groups.” A new building merging both the elementary and middle schools created common centralized spaces while allowing for age-appropriate activities. As part of the project, portions of the elementary school building were demolished and the facility was reconstructed as an updated space with specialized classrooms, a multi-use room and a new kitchen for all students. 


Photovoltaic System Provides 80% of the Electrical Costs


I think the new school has a great stage, kitchen, plants, playground, library and classrooms. The whole school is awesome. P.S. it’s totally twenty-first century. Sofia, 3rd grade