Construction projects at Galesburg’s King Elementary School pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., improve safety, enhance capacity, and refresh school image
A districtwide consolidation at Galesburg CUSD #205 increased King Elementary School’s (K-4) capacity. An expansion and renovation not only prepare the school to welcome more students but also bring it up to date with other district schools.
The 19,500-square-foot addition relocates the main office from the center of the building to the front. The move creates a safe, controlled entry into the building along with office space to serve the administration and nurses. A second addition includes a new gym and event entry/lobby, as well as kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade classrooms. Interior designers assigned a different color to each grade level pod to promote familiarity and support student navigation.
More than 40,000 square feet in renovations cover the entire building from floor to roof. The project also includes a new, large playground that replaces dated smaller playgrounds with one safe location with modern equipment.