The Wentzville School District officially opened the doors to Stone Creek Elementary and Wabash Elementary this week with ribbon cutting ceremonies.
The two new 101,000-square-foot buildings, which were designed to hold 900 students, are the largest elementary schools built in the history of the district and represent the district’s 10th and 11th elementary buildings. The district continues to be the fastest growing school district in Missouri, adding on average 500-600 new students each year since 2001.
In that time period, the district has built a total of 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, located at 1850 Highway Z in Wentzville, opened its doors to 830 students on the first day of school. The new school was built with funds from Proposition E, which was passed by district voters in April, 2015.
Wabash Elementary, 100 Golden Gate Parkway in Foristell, welcomed just over 800 students on the first day of school. It was built partially with cash from district funds as part of the K-6 Plan for Growth, without a tax increase.
The new school year marks a shift for all 11 elementary buildings from K-5 to K-6, alleviating overcrowding at the District’s three middle schools
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.”