New Elementary School Information
On Thursday, April 29th, District 300 celebrated the beginning of construction for a new elementary school with a groundbreaking ceremony.
The new elementary school is a proactive measure to address capacity issues resulting from population growth in the western portion of the district. It is expected to house students in kindergarten through fifth grade, primarily from the villages of Hampshire and Pingree Grove.
The new school is expected to distribute enrollment numbers more evenly across the district, ensuring every student will have access to the services and resources they need to achieve success.
The building will measure 86,260 square feet across two stories and will include 40 classrooms, a gym, a library, and a media center. The school will cost $30.8 million dollars and will not create an increased community tax burden due to the existing fund balance and the issuance of debt certificates that will be paid for out of the district’s existing operating funds.
District 300 anticipates welcoming students to the school in August of 2022.
District 300 is excited to announce that the name of the new elementary school will be Big Timber Elementary School. District 300 announced the name of the new elementary school at the February 22, 2022 Board Meeting.
District 300 is also excited to announce that the mascot of the new elementary school will be the Badgers. District 300 announced the mascot of the new elementary school at the May 10, 2022 Board Meeting.
Attendance Boundary Maps
Click here to see Big Timber Elementary School's attendance boundary maps.
The new elementary school is located at 1400 S. Ridgecrest Drive, Hampshire. It is located off of Big Timber Rd, directly across from the Lakewood Crossing subdivision.
Engage School Utilization and Capacity Committee
February 23, 2021
February 2021-September 2021
Develop potential boundary scenarios
June 22, 2021
October 12, 2021
Finalize and share 3-5 boundary scenarios with BOE
Announce building principal/facility naming process (Administrative Procedure - Naming Facilities)
October 26, 2021
Provide final boundary scenarios to BOE for review
Brittany Porsche named school principal
October 2021-November 2021
Hold community feedback meetings
Four Community Town Hall Meetings Conducted.
11/8/21 and 11/15/21 at 6:30 p.m.
11/9/21 and 11/16/21 at 10:00 a.m.
You can view a video recording of the November 16, 2021 meeting by clicking here.
Present boundary recommendation to BOE on 1/11/22
BOE vote on boundary recommendation on 1/25/22
Communicate boundary changes with families and begin transition plan
February 8, 2022
Present building name to Board of Education
February 22, 2022
Board of Education votes on building name: Big Timber Elementary School
Big Timber Elementary School community selects mascot
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to see the frequently asked questions for the new elementary school.
New Elementary School Construction Progress
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