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School History

Parkway Elementary School

When the South Park School became too old to remodel, the District decided to build this new structure in 1971. The name came from its location of 29th and Duncan Streets, adjacent to Bartlett Park. It is built of masonry blocks covered with brick veneer. The total cost of the Parkway School project was $890,286 for site development, construction, furniture, equipment, and architect fees. This school was built so that every classroom would have exterior door to provide direct access to the playground or for rapid evacuation if needed. It was designed to allow for flexibility and for possible future growth with movable walls and folding partitions between some of the rooms.