Conley Hills Elementary School - Replacement

  • rendering of new school

  • Background of Project

    The replacement Conley Hills Elementary will be built on a 14-acre site adjacent to Woodland Middle School in East Point. The location is rich in Fulton County Schools history, having been the site of the former Briarwood/Woodland High School, and then later, the old Woodland Middle School. The construction of Conley Hills Elementary School on that site will continue the tradition of building high quality schools in a community that supports students and public education.

    The architectural design and layout will be similar to other multi-story elementary schools in Fulton County, including Asa G. Hilliard Elementary and College Park Elementary in South Fulton, and Lake Forest Elementary, Esther Jackson Elementary and Heards Ferry Elementary in North Fulton. The school is organized in a linear north-south direction with PreK-5 classrooms stacked within the south wing, and core functions to north: music, gymnasium, and cafetorium on grade with the media center/administrative suites stacked at this end of the building. This stacking organization creates a vertical column of spaces which can be isolated and secured from the classroom spaces for after-school programs and community use functions.

    The simple linear organization makes the layout of the school less confusing to young children and provides good visual observation for administration and staff. Natural light is infused throughout due to the strategic placement of windows. The exterior material selections include brick veneer, metal and cast stone trim which provide excellent long-term durability against the effects of weather while offering the community a building that is low in maintenance and timeless in design.

  • Projected Opening Date
    August 2025
    (delayed from 2024 due to supply chain issues)

    Collins Cooper Carusi Architects

    General Contractor

    Funding Source
    Capital Plan 2022 (ESPLOST IV)

  • School Design/Construction Facts

    • 129,462-square-foot building to support a student body of 850 with a core designed to allow expansion to 1,000 students
    • 49 regular classrooms, Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5
    • 11 special purpose classrooms (art, music and special projects)
    • Gymnasium and media center with small group rooms
    • 2 age-appropriate exterior play structures
    • 10,000-square-foot concrete play pad
    • Large, grassed play area for a total of 1.7+ acres
    • Cabinets, storage rooms, and a sink in every classroom
    • Individual toilet rooms for kindergarten and 1st grade
    • 5 toilet batteries plus 1 at gymnasium/cafetorium
    • Covered entries at the bus loading and parent pick-up
    • Energy efficient HVAC with individual control in each classroom
    • State-of-the-art fire alarm, energy management and computer network access for service systems and security
    • Combination metal roof with modified bitumen, 20-year roof