The new Rodger Quist Middle School broke ground in August 2018 in Thornton, Colorado for School District 27J.
Although the new facility is currently under construction, Quist Middle School opened in fall of 2018 and is operating out of the new Riverdale Ridge High School across the street. The students will then move into the new middle school when the facility is completed in 2020.
This 132,000,000-square-foot facility, for students in grades 6-8, is located on 21 acres of land and will include a two-story classroom wing featuring state-of-the-art technology, administration area, gymnasium, cafeteria, media center, athletic fields and more. It is a prototype of the Stuart and Prairie View Middle Schools, built by Saunders.