Rebuilding And Revitalizing CPS
Dramatic changes have transformed Cincinnati Public Schools' campuses since 2003 - the result of a $1-billion Facilities Master Plan (FMP) completed in 2014.
Approved in May 2002, the FMP replaced the district's inadequate, deteriorating learning spaces with modern, efficient and technology-ready, first-class school buildings.
The plan created 35 new school buildings and 16 fully renovated existing buildings -- all designed for 21st-century learning.
These exciting state-of-the-art buildings offer fresh takes on school architecture.
Features include abundant natural light, technology-ready classrooms designed around educational best practices, efficient heating and cooling systems, and welcoming common areas designed for student and community use.
The main offices in the new schools are located close to the visitors' entrance.
CPS created schools that each show off their own custom design but give all students equal amenities.
All elementary schools are designed with four enclosed classrooms clustered around open spaces called Extended Learning Areas (ELAs). Extended Learning Areas allow teachers the flexibility to use the space for such things as tutoring and small-group work.
All elementary buildings also feature rooms designed for art, music and science; equipped computer labs; full-sized gymnasiums; cafeterias with performance stages; and large classrooms with sinks and counter space.