The new Fred J. Jaindl Elementary School resides on 20 acres at Mosser, Weiler and Cetronia roads near Route 222 in Upper Macungie Township, a growing area of the district. The school serves roughly 600 pupils in Kindergarten through Grade 5. The new elementary school is designed to achieve the certification of LEED Silver which means that “green/eco-sensitive” building practices are employed. This Certification also provides for a learning opportunity for students and results in additional reimbursement from the state.
The school design features (24) classrooms serving Kindergarten through 5th grade, (8) classrooms serving specialized instruction, music room, multi-purpose room, art room, tv studio, computer lab and library. The school was designed with multi-level floors which step with the natural terrain of the site. The building elevations change with the use of ramps instead of stairs or elevators.
The Parkland School District helped facilitate the design of the new elementary school as a community resource and joint use facility. The primary spaces used for community access are the multi-purpose room, cafeteria, performing arts/music classroom and soccer field. The design provides for a separate building entrance to spaces intended for joint use and secured doors to close off the portion of the classroom wings and administrative areas that are not being used during off-hour events.