Originally scheduled to be completed in August 2020, the project was completed seven months ahead of schedule and opened in January 2020.
The new Rodger Quist Middle School broke ground in August 2018 while the school operated in the new Riverdale Ridge High School across the street.
This 132,000-square-foot facility, for students in grades 6-8, is located on 21 acres of land and includes 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, aslo built by Saunders.
The new facility includes natural daylight to all teaching spaces and public circulation areas, an on-site non-potable water system for irrigation, a flexible plan layout limiting after-hours access to teaching spaces, and automated lighting controls for greater energy efficiency.