Elementary 28 in Erie Highlands
In November 2016, voters approved St. Vrain Valley Schools’ $260.3 million bond issue by a large margin, signifying communitywide investment in public education. The bond included funds to build an additional elementary school (Elementary 28) with its location to be determined by future growth. In September 2019, the Board of Education identified a 10-acre parcel in the Erie Highlands Subdivision (Erie Highlands Filing #11, Block 5, Lot 1) as the building site.
Optimal Location within the Erie Feeder
An analysis of the student numbers and locations based on 2018 data showed a population of 402 elementary students south of Erie Parkway and 281 north of Erie Parkway. With the close proximity of the Colliers Hill area to the Soaring Heights PK-8, it was determined that Elementary 28 would ideally be located south of Erie Parkway within the Erie Highlands subdivision.
About the Facility:
- Address: 475 Highlands Cir., Erie CO. 80516
- Building Size: 70,000 sq ft
- Construction Cost: $26,000,000
- Construction Start: June 2020
- Construction Ends: June 2021
- School Capacity: ~650 students
Ryan Ball, Principal
Over the past two decades, Ryan Ball has served in public education as an elementary teacher, dean of students, and principal. For the past 17 years, Principal Ball has served as the principal of St. Vrain’s Eagle Crest Elementary in Longmont, Colorado.
He strongly believes that the key to a successful school is inspiring every child to achieve their highest potential and that inspired and confident children will be better prepared for success in school and beyond. He is excited to continue to serve in education as Principal of Elementary 28, where students will have access to quality educational opportunities within a state-of-the-art facility.
January 27 at 6:00 p.m. | Board of Education Boundary Presentation
A presentation from the Elementary 28 planning team will be delivered to the Board of Education. Topics addressed will include the new school’s boundary proposal, an operational update from Assistant Superintendent of Operations, Brian Lamer, and an educational update from Principal of Elementary 28, Ryan Ball, and Area Assistant Superintendent, Bryan Krause. You can view the Board of Education Session live at http://stvra.in/boardlive.
We Want to Hear from You!
Throughout the 2020-2021 school year there will be many opportunities for the community to become involved in our new school. Information about the construction process, new school boundaries, and community connections can be found here as well as by signing up for the Elementary 28 online mailing list.
Help Shape Our School | Survey open until February 1
You are invited to help name our new school, select a mascot, and decide on school colors. This is a great opportunity for students and their families to shape the future of something that will be a part of our community for many years to come. There will be a follow up survey open on February 2, where you will be able to vote on your top choice among the community proposed name, mascot, and colors suggestions.