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John P. Ojeda Middle School
4900 McKinney Falls Parkway, Austin TX 78744


John P. Ojeda Jr. High School

Architect: BLGY, Inc.
Contractor: American Constructors, LP
Completed:   August 2003


Site:
· 34 acres with two magnificent 300-400 year old live oak trees
· Adjacent to TPWD and Smith Elementary School
· Competition football field and six lane all weather track
· Practice football/soccer field
· Six (unlit) tennis courts
· Separate bus and parent drop off areas
· Staff and visitor parking

Building:
· 150, 000 Sq. Ft.
· Single story, steel frame, masonry clad, metal sloped roofs
· Approximate construction cost  $16 million
· 1000 student capacity
· Designed without student lockers
· Energy efficient lighting, HVAC systems and controls, ground source heat pump technology in classrooms
· Administration area with reception room, 10 offices, nurses clinic, 2 conference rooms, teacher work and break rooms
· 4 Classroom wings with 8 classrooms, commons hall, student restrooms, teacher work room and resource classroom per each wing (classrooms include 6 computer data outlets in each room, commons has 8 computer data outlets), all classrooms include a TV monitor
· 6 science classrooms with common preparatory space
· 3 reading classrooms
· 4 computer classrooms
· Special education area with 2 life skills classrooms and support spaces, 1 resource classroom, STEP classroom, speech and focus classrooms
· 4800 sq. ft. Library/media center adjacent to the main school entry
· Band and choir rooms with sound proof practice rooms and instrument storage space
· Cafeteria/stage/lecture hall adjacent to main school entry and administration offices (cafeteria seating for 500 at tables or 1000 in chairs, six serving lines), outside vending and seating area, "student store" space
· Stage includes a theatrical lighting and sound reinforcing system
· Drama classroom with dressing rooms adjacent to stage/lecture hall
· 2 art classrooms with kiln room and storage spaces
· Athletic area with two gymnasiums (large gym seats 600), concession stand, boys and girls P.E. and competitive athletic dressing rooms and showers, coaches offices, laundry room, weight room, multi-purpose dance studio, storage spaces
· Vocational (industrial technology) computer classroom and shop/lab classroom
· Home economics classroom with 2 food preparation areas (including typical kitchen appliances)