construction project

Did you know that Pima Schools is growing?

When this year’s graduating class started in kindergarten, Pima served just under seven hundred students. This number stayed pretty steady until they were in sixth grade. In 2014 we saw the enrollment start to climb. Between 2014 and 2018 district-wide enrollment increased by a steady three percent per year. Between spring break 2018 and the first day of school the following fall we saw a sudden explosion. Enrollment increased by 14 percent! We continue to see steady growth as our current enrollment is up four percent from where it was a year ago.

This creates some challenges. Last year saw class sizes at some grade levels increase suddenly and dramatically. We brought in a modular to increase the number of classes and hired a few more teachers. Since then we have been hard at work laying the foundation to meet the needs of our growing population with a new school building.

In January, we hope to begin building a thirteen classroom building on the north end of the campus. This building is being designed with the needs of our kindergarten, first, and second grade students in mind. The project also calls for renovating the six classrooms currently occupied by kindergarten and first grade for high school classes. This means Pima Elementary School will see a net increase of five classrooms, Pima High School will see a net increase of four classrooms , including two large sized science rooms that include lab space within the classroom, and Pima Junior High will see a net increase of two rooms when the recently acquired modular is relocated to that campus. Across the board we will see improved opportunities to meet the needs of all our students.

If you would like more information about the project, please continue to check this page for timelines, maps, and drawings. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the schools for more information.

Thank you for your continued support, and now you know.