The Wentzville School District (WSD) officially opened the doors to Stone Creek Elementary and Wabash Elementary this week with Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies. Each of the two new buildings were completed ahead of schedule and are 101,000 square feet, designed to hold 900 students. They are the largest elementary schools built in the history of the WSD, and represent the District’s 10th and 11th elementary buildings. The WSD continues to be the fastest growing school district in Missouri, adding on average 500-600 new students each year since 2001. During that same time period, the WSD has built 11 new schools and a new Transportation Facility. “We could not build at the rate that we have without the support of our community,” shared Superintendent Dr. Curtis Cain. “The voters have supported our levies and bond issues, and in return we are building new schools and delivering a world-class education for our students.”
Stone Creek Elementary is located at 1850 Highway Z in Wentzville and will open its doors to 830 students on the first day of school on August 17th. It was built with funds from Proposition E, which was passed by WSD voters in April, 2015. Wabash Elementary is located at 100 Golden Gate Parkway in Foristell and it will open its doors on the first day to just over 800 students. It was built partially with cash from District funds as part of the K-6 Plan for Growth which shifted all 11 elementary buildings from K-5 to K-6, alleviating overcrowding at the District’s three middle schools without a tax increase.
The WSD has saved over $750,000 by utilizing the same blueprint for its elementary buildings since 2005. “That doesn’t mean we aren’t tweaking things with each new school,” shared Dr. Cain. “When designing Stone Creek and Wabash, we considered all of our other elementary schools and incorporated the best qualities.”