New Elementary School

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.

    School Location

    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.

    Timeline

    Date

    Action

    Progress

    January 2021

    Engage School Utilization and Capacity Committee

    Completed

    February 23, 2021

    Presentation to the Board of Education

    Completed

    February 2021-September 2021

    Develop potential boundary scenarios

    Completed

    June 22, 2021

    Presentation to the Board of Education

    Completed

    October 12, 2021

    Presentation to the Board of Education

    Finalize and share 3-5 boundary scenarios with BOE

    Announce building principal/facility naming process (Administrative Procedure - Naming Facilities)

    Completed

    October 26, 2021

    Presentation to the Board of Education

    Provide final boundary scenarios to BOE for review

    Brittany Porsche named school principal

    Completed

    October 2021-November 2021

    Hold community feedback meetings

    Completed

    November 2021

    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.

    Completed

    January 2022

    Present boundary recommendation to BOE on 1/11/22

    1/11/22 - Presentation to the Board of Education

    BOE vote on boundary recommendation on 1/25/22

    Communicate boundary changes with families and begin transition plan

    Completed

    February 8, 2022

    Present building name to Board of Education 

    Completed 

    February 22, 2022

    Board of Education votes on building name: Big Timber Elementary School

    Presentation to the Board of Education

    Completed

    April 2022

    Big Timber Elementary School community selects mascot

    In Progress

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Click here to see the frequently asked questions for the new elementary school.

    New Elementary School Construction Progress

    Click on one of the images below to view construction progress updates for the new elementary school: