SMBSD Breaks Ground on New Elementary School
In February, the Santa Maria-Bonita School District broke ground on a new elementary school located in the south east section of the city. “Santa Maria-Bonita has the 11 largest elementary schools, and 14 of the 15 largest elementary schools in Santa Barbara County. The construction of this new school is incredibly necessary, greatly appreciated, and cause for celebration," said Superintendent Luke Ontiveros. "This will be the district's 17th elementary school, 21st school overall, and will help us keep pace with growth in the community. We are excited to provide the children of Santa Maria with another inspiring, innovative place to learn and grow."
A name has not yet been selected for this K-6 school. A formal naming process will take place while the school is being built. The school will sit on a 10.76-acre parcel of the Enos Ranch property.
“DLR Group’s design for Santa Maria-Bonita’s new elementary school creates dynamic educational spaces that accommodate multiple modes of learning on a safe and secure campus," said DLR Group Senior Principal Brett Hobza, AIA, LEED AP.