Fort Herriman Middle School
Jordan School District is currently constructing the second middle school in Herriman City, located on a site adjacent to the Herriman High School that opened in the fall of 2010. This school is needed to serve the growing population and relieve crowding at nearby middle schools and is based on the prototype Fort Heriman Middle School designed by MHTN for Jordan School District that opened in August of 2005. Both schools are designed to meet the needs of middle school students and teaching modalities outlined in “Turning Points 2000” and provide for small learning communities within the larger format of the middle school. Providing spaces designed enhanced educational outcomes in a facility that nurtures and protects students in a pleasing and stimulating environment.
Each grade level has two town centers, designed for larger group activities and collaborative learning, each town center is surrounded by five core curriculum classrooms including one computer room and one science room. The two clusters make up a grade level and there are three grade levels served. The grade level clusters are connected by large commons corridor to administration areas, athletic facilities, music, art, auditorium, cafeteria and applied technology classrooms. All classrooms are provided with windows to provide natural light and connectivity to the exterior world. The cafeteria is open to the commons corridor and located next the auditorium to serve as pre-function and gathering space. The auditorium, gymnasium and cafeteria can be separated from the classroom wings so that community uses can be provided without having to monitor the entire school.
While the new school is similar to the Fort Herriman Middle School there have been two revisions to the building and energy codes since its construction resulting in many changes to the new school. Both schools use ground source heat exchange for HVAC systems, but the new school has both increased wall and roof insulation and will be even more energy efficient then the previous school. There are minor changes to some classrooms, another art room was added as well as additional restrooms for faculty and improved technology systems and larger resource classrooms.
Heriman Middle School was a giant step forward for Jordan School District and was extremely well received by the community, students and staff this new and currently unnamed middle school will further enhance that design and again demonstrate Jordan School District’s commitment to providing the best educational possible within their budget.
- 2007, School Planning & Management "Honorable Mention Award Winner"
- 2006, Education Design Showcase, American School & University
- 2006, Intermountain Contractor Best of 2006 "Best Public Project Over $5 Million - Merit Award"