Elevation Middle School on Hold

  • Elevation Middle School, a new campus in the Sand Creek Zone, was first projected to open the fall semester of 2024. But the Army Corps of Engineers has not released the land to developers who must address drainage issues that impact a planned subdivision and EMS campus site. 

    D49 new middle front view rendering

    Elevation Middle School will find a home on Barnes Rd., about a mile east of Marksheffel Blvd. Nunn Construction will build the 130,000 square foot middle school in a neighborhood currently in development by Nor’wood Homes. EMS will serve 900 D49 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students.  

    D49 will renew its partnership with Wember Inc. to serve as owner’s representative for the project. Wember Inc. worked closely with D49 on previous projects, including the construction of Bennett Ranch Elementary School and it's expansion, Inspiration View Elementary Schools and all major additions to the district’s three main high schools. 

    Elevation Middle School is funded by the 2016 voter-approved 3B Mill Levy Override, which created a funding model to support the construction of new schools in D49 for years to come. For more information on the project funding, go to the Building Our Future Community page. 


    Elementary School Boundary Shifts

    Adding a new school in the near future requires intentional planning today, including identifying which schools will feed into it. To stay ahead of our growing neighborhoods, and to best meet the needs of our current and future families, we will begin some calculated modifications to some of our elementary school boundaries. These adjustments will allow D49 to maximize our campus capacity and support enrollment of the new middle school.

Elevation Middle School Stats

Approximate Location

PDF Map of Site

March 2022 Update

D49 Chief Operations Officer Pedro Almeida gave an update on the timeline of school and zone boundary shifts to the Board of Education.

February 2022 Update

Bruce Brown, facility project manager, provided a facilities update to the Board of Education in February 2022.

November 2022 Update

Former planning manager gave a short update on the middle school and middle school addition to the Board of Education, in November 2021.

D49 Building Capacity for MS

D49 Chief Operations Officer Pedro Almeida presented the topic of adding a middle school to the D49 portfolio of schools at the board of education meeting on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

PDF Presentation: D49 Building Capacity for Middle School Education