Schools

Alcoma

Rainier, Alberta

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  • The original wood frame building, which is the northern part of the facility, was built in 1948. The 1974 addition consisted of a new administration area, washrooms, 2 classrooms, and a new gymnasium. The latest addition in 1978 added 4 classrooms, change and shower rooms, and some storage space. Both of the 1974 and 1978 additions are built of masonry construction.
  • The interior finishes of this building are block, drywall, and vinyl covered drywall, all of which are coated with an alkyd base paint.
  • The entire school is heated with forced air furnaces. Some classrooms have individual furnaces (shelve-a-duct) and other classrooms are heated by centrally located furnaces which service a number of classrooms. All of the furnaces have been inspected and have had the necessary repairs or alterations made.
  • This school has a capacity of 170 student spaces and is 1854 square metres in size. In 2019/2020 there were 55 students enrolled making the Utilization Rate 32%.
  • Total Plant Operations and Maintenance Costs for 2019/2020 (Maintenance/Custodial/Utilities) $54.00 per square metre

Bassano

Bassano, Alberta

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  • The original Bassano School was built in 1956. In 1962 four classrooms and two bathrooms were added onto the north side of the original building and finally in 1969 a major addition was added onto the east side of the existing structure. This addition consisted of five classrooms, stage/gymnasium, administration area, and also bathroom and shower facilities. A major modernization started in 2007 with completion in 2009.
  • The interior finishes of this school range from drywall to block and brick finishes. These finishes are all covered with an alkyd base paint.
  • The school is heated by a hot water boiler and located in the east boiler room and a steam boiler located in the west boiler room. All the heat is provided by radiant fin tubes located on the outside walls of the classrooms.
  • This school has a capacity of 542 student spaces and is 5055 square metres in size. In 2019/20 there were 296 students enrolled making the Utilization Rate 55%.
  • Total Plant Operations and Maintenance Costs for 2019/2020 (Maintenance/Custodial/Utilities) $52.55 per square metre

Brooks Composite High School

650 - 4th Ave East Brooks, Alberta

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  • The original building of this school was constructed in 1965. An industrial art's wing was added onto the northwest corner of the school in 1973. In 1990, an addition to the west side of the school was built to accommodate storage and home economics facilities. In 1991, a kitchen was added onto the west side, an administration area was added onto the south side, and a gymnasium and C.T.S. facilities were added onto the northeast side of the school. Also, at that time, during the 1992 program year, the entire facility was modernized. This construction and modernization was completed in August of 1994.
  • The interior of this school has a combination of block, brick, drywall, and fabric finishes all of which are in excellent condition. The building is heated with two, 8 million BTU hot water boilers and the entire facility, with the exception of the gymnasium and C.T.S. areas, are cooled with conventional roof top mounted air conditioners. The metal roof covers the entire facility, meaning that there are no existing areas of conventional built up roofing (tar and gravel) in service.
  • The Brooks Composite High School has a capacity of 897 student spaces and takes up an area of 9374 square metres. In 2019/2020 there were 614 students making the Utilization Rate 68%.
  • Total Plant Operations and Maintenance Costs for 2019/2020 (Maintenance/Custodial/Utilities) $47.36 per square metre

Brooks Junior High School

124 - 4th Ave. East Brooks, Alberta

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  • This school was originally built in 1953. This facility is made of masonry construction with small portions of wood frame construction in the 1959, 1985, and 1972 sections. In a follow up to 1985 construction there was a modernization in 1986 which upgraded the mechanical and electrical of the entire school. In addition to the mechanical and electrical, new glazing and flooring were installed.
  • The interior of this school has a combination of drywall, block, and brick finishes, all of which are covered with an alkyd base paint.
  • The heating is supplied by a combination of hot water boilers and heat pumps. The heat pumps also provide some cooling but this does not occur throughout the entire structure.
  • The building envelope is in excellent condition. All the doors and windows in the school were removed and replaced in 1986. The type of doors and windows installed were of a high standard and provide an excellent weather seal. The capacity of this school is 663 student spaces and is 5563 square metres in size. In 2019/2020 there were 558 students enrolled making the Utilization Rate 84%.
  • Total Plant Operations and Maintenance Costs for 2019/2020 (Maintenance/Custodial/Utilties) $57.26 per square metre

Colonies

Principal: Mr. Dana M. Kohlman

Bow City Colony

Box 5, Brooks, AB
T1R 1E1
403-362-3378

Teacher: Jenna Gabert
E.A.: Sharon Kithia

Clearview Colony

Box 29, Bassano, AB
T0J 0B0
403-641-2022
403-641-2023 Fax

Teacher: Chris Reid 
E.A.: Cheryl Lassiter 

Fairville Colony

Box 1020, Bassano, AB
T0J 0B0
403-641-2005

Teacher: Ash Miller
E.A.: Kailey Andrus 

Lathom Colony

Box 450, Bassano, AB
T0J 0B0
403-641-4667

Teacher: Derek Brown
E.A.: Debbie Ertmoed

Newell Colony

Box 360, Brooks, AB
T1R 0B0
403-641-2001

Teacher: Rebecca Reid
E.A.: Lisa Kaup

Springside Colony

Box 120 Duchess, AB
T0J 0Z0
403-378-4720

Teacher: Paul Quigley/Chirag Bhatt
E.A.: Shannon Smith-Boisjoli  

Springview Colony

Box 314 Gem, AB
T0J 1M0
403-641-2006

Teacher: Paul Barsketis
E.A.: Ashley Johnston

Duchess School

Duchess, Alberta

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  • This school was originally built in 1956 with additions taking place in 1959, 1966, 1982, 1994, and 1996. The original building and all the additions were made of masonry construction, with the exception of the 1996 addition which is framed construction. A major modernization of this facility started in 2007 with completion in 2009.
  • The interior of this school has finishes consisting of block, brick, and drywall. These finishes are covered with alkyd based paint in some areas and acrylic latex paint in other areas.
  • The capacity of this school is 474 student spaces and is 4173 square metres in size. In 2019/2020 there were 355 students enrolled making the Utilization Rate 75%.
  • Total Plant Operations and Maintenance Costs for 2019/2020 (Maintenance/Custodial/Utilities) $62.51 per square metre

Eastbrook School

417 - 7th Street East Brooks

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  • This school was originally built in 1975 with masonry construction. That same year, 6 portable classrooms were added on to the west side of the school. In 1977, 4 more portables were attached to the south side of the building. Then the most recent of 2 portable classrooms were added onto the south side of the building in the fall of 1994.
  • The core of this school is heated by means of a central hot water boiler located in the mezzanine adjacent to the gymnasium area. The portable classrooms (12 in total) are heated by individual forced air furnaces in each classroom. They also have individual roof top air conditioning units for each classroom.
  • The interior finishes of this school range from brick, block, drywall, and fabric finishes, most of which are covered with an alkyd based paint.
  • Modernization of this school took place in 2017
  • The capacity of this school is 450 student spaces and is 3599 square metres in size. In 2019/2020 there were 478 students enrolled making the Utilization Rate 106%.
  • Total Plant Operations and Maintenance Costs for 2019/2020 (Maintenance/Custodial/Utilities) $67.81 per square metre (High cost due to modernization's in house labour)

Gem School

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  • This school was built in 1949 with wood frame construction.
  • The interior of this school is finished with hardboard and drywall. The building is heated with a forced air furnace which was replaced in 2000.
  • In 1994 the school received a well insulated 2-ply modified roof as well as new windows therefore this building envelope is in very good condition.
  • The capacity of this school is 77 student spaces and is 847 square metres in size. In 2019/2020 there were 19 students enrolled making the Utilization Rate 25%.
  • Total Plant Operations and Maintenance Costs for 2019/2020 (Maintenance/Custodial/Utilities) $70.43 per square metre

Griffin Park School

805 - 4th Ave. Brooks, Alberta

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  • This facility was built in 1979 with masonry construction. Also at that time, 4 portable classrooms were attached to the southeast end of the building. 2 more portables were added onto the existing portables in 1985. In 2006, 6 more portable classrooms were added to the east side of the school.
  • The core of this school is heated by a central hot water boiler. The portables (16 in total) have individual forced air furnaces and air conditioning units.
  • The capacity of this school is 660 student spaces and is 4599 square metres in size. In 2019/2020 there were 454 students enrolled making the Utilization Rate 69%.
  • Total Plant Operations and Maintenance Costs for 2019/2020 (Maintenance/Custodial/Utilities) $47.08 per square metre

Rolling Hills School

Rolling Hills, Alberta

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  • This school was built in 1956 of masonry construction. In the summer of 1994 this school underwent some interior and exterior upgrading.
  • The exterior of the school had a portion of it stuccoed and it also had all of the exterior windows replaced. The interior of the school received some upgrading when the majority of the classroom flooring was replaced. The corridor flooring was all replaced in 1986.
  • The roof is in good condition as it was totally replaced in 1989. The steam boiler (original 1956) was inspected and x-rayed by boiler specialists and found to be in good condition.
  • The interior of this school is all block finish painted with an alkyd base paint. The finish throughout the school is in good shape.
  • The capacity of this school is 276 student spaces and is 2538 square metres. In 2019/2020 there were 58 students enrolled making the Utilization Rate 21%.
  • Total Plant Operations and Maintenance Costs for 2019/2020 (Maintenance/Custodial/Utilities) $43.16 per square metre

Rosemary School

Rosemary, Alberta

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  • This facility was built in 1958 of masonry construction. All the interior walls are block and brick finish with alkyd base paint.
  • In 1992, all the corridor floor covering was replaced as well as most of the classroom flooring. In 1991, the gymnasium floor was replaced with a new floating maple hardwood floor.
  • The heating is supplied to this school through several forced air furnaces. In 1995, through emergency funding, all of the furnaces and/or heat exchangers were replaced in the school. In 2002, the Rosemary School was modernized.
  • The capacity of this school is 310 student spaces and is 3066 square metres in size. In 2019/2020 there were 180 students enrolled making the Utilization Rate 58%.
  • Total Plant Operations and Maintenance Costs for 2019/2020 (Maintenance/Custodial/Utilities) $53.31 per square metre

Sunrise School

411 - 7th Street East Brooks, Alberta

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  • This facility was originally constructed in 1992 and was utilized by the Maintenance Department until 2001. The facility was then refurbished as an Outreach School.
  • This school is heated by hot water and forced air.
  • Sunrise School has a capacity of 74 student spaces and is 910 square metres in size. In 2019/2020 there were 68 students enrolled making the Utilization Rate 92%.
  • Total Plant Operations and Maintenance Costs for 2019/2020 (Maintenance/Custodial/Utilities) $78.04 per square metre

Tilley School

Tilley, Alberta

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  • The original wood frame school was built in 1947 and in 1959 a masonry constructed high school was built on to the northeast corner of the original building. In 1992, the entire school structure was modernized which brought all the electrical and mechanical components up to standard.
  • This school is heated with two centrally located glycol heaters. This, in conjunction with the roof top mounted ventilation unit, is providing adequate room temperatures in the winter as well as strong ventilation for the warmer days.
  • The building envelope is in relatively good condition as all the school's glazing has been replaced since 1989.
  • The capacity of this school is 311 student spaces and is 3057 square metres. In 2019/2020 there were 115 students enrolled making the Utilization Rate 37%.
  • Total Plant Operations and Maintenance Costs for 2018/2020 (Maintenance/Custodial/Utilities) $46.00 per square metre

Uplands School

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  • Original construction of this P-3 school was 2014
  • The capacity of this school is 450 student spaces and is 3868 square metres in size.  In 2019/2020 there were 439 students enrolled making the Utilization Rate 98%.
  • Total Plant Operations and Maintenance Costs for 2019/2020 (Maintenance/Custodial/Utilities) $51.21 per square metre