Ankeny Middle School1020 SW Cherry Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
Design Achievement - Ankeny Community School District conducted a series of community sessions with administrators, teachers, patrons, students, and peer school Districts to address continued enrollment growth. The group collectively decided to build Southview Middle School, the District's third middle school, on the same campus as a second high school and a master planned community. DLR Group's design creates a campus setting, positioning middle school students for an easier transition into high school. The school is adjacent to Prairie Trail Development, a 1,000-acre planned community that includes restaurants, retail boutiques, businesses, and complementary housing options to create a vibrant, energetic community. Development of the 28-acre site includes facilities for middle school athletics, parking facilities and car and bus drop off areas planned to accommodate future facility expansion.
Scope Summary - The school serves 600 students in grades 8-9 and sits on the same campus as a 1,000-student high school. At the heart of the middle school is a courtyard for outdoor dining and learning opportunities for art, industrial technology and science. DLR Group provided architecture services for the project.