Student enrollment at Tremont Elementary School has been growing for more than five years, and soon the school itself will be growing in order to meet the needs of all of its students.
Construction crews will begin work this summer on the first phase of an addition to the building, which will include academic classroom spaces and a new media center. Phase two of construction will begin in the summer of 2016 and include the cafeteria, gymnasium, music rooms, and a renovated main office with a secure entrance.
Tremont served approximately 600 students during the 2014-2015 academic year, an increase of 62 students since 2009-2010. Projections indicate that enrollment will continue to grow for at least ten years, reaching 654 students by 2024-25.
“Our staff has been great at utilizing every available space in the building,” said Tremont principal Brett Gambill, who noted that staff areas like the copy room and conference area have been moved to a modular unit outside of the building to free up inside space for students. “We are very excited for the opportunities to grow and better meet the needs of our students.”
The addition will be funded by the permanent improvement levy put in place by the community and the Board of Education in 2007. In recent years these funds have been used to address similar needs at Barrington and Greensview elementary schools.
For more information on the Tremont Elementary School project, please contact Chris Potts, executive director of business services, at (614) 487-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.