Arapahoe Ridge Elementary School

13095 Pecos Street, Westminster, CO, 80234 - 720-972-5740 - Website
Project rating - 2 $5.4-$6.3M
Project rating - 2

Construction - Here we go! With the planning and design phase complete, construction is underway at your school to accomplish the individual projects of your school's investment plan.

Latest Updates

Construction began in December 2017 on a 12-classroom expansion to Arapahoe Ridge Elementary. Construction on the expansion is anticipated to last through the early part of Summer 2018 with work expected to be complete for the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Improvements to the existing building will take place in Summer 2018.

News Updates

Steel rises quickly for Arapahoe Ridge expansion - March 2018

Start of steel planned for Arapahoe Ridge expansion in March - February 2018

First month of Arapahoe Ridge construction complete - January 2018

Ceremony kicks off construction on Arapahoe Ridge expansion - December 2017

Construction begins in December on pair of school expansions - November 2017

Community Meetings planned for school expansion projects - August 2017

JHL Constructors to build pair of school expansions - July 2017

Community Meeting

Adams 12 Five Star Schools Staff and the project team for the Arapahoe Ridge Elementary expansion project hosted a pre-construction community meeting in September 2017 to share the latest design plans with parents and community members and also provide a preview of the construction process. If you were not able to attend this meeting, you can view the meeting presentation here:

Arapahoe Ridge Pre-Construction Community Meeting Presentation - September 2017

A Design Advisory Group (DAG), of school staff, parents and community members, worked with the architectural team in Spring 2017 to develop the conceptual plans for the addition and renovation work. Together, the project team has identified a potential location and layout for the addition, and is focusing in on the bond-mandated renovations to the existing school. You can review minutes from these DAG meetings below:

Design Advisory Group Meeting Minutes - August 31, 2017

Design Advisory Group Meeting Minutes - May 31, 2017

Design Advisory Group Meeting Minutes - May 10, 2017

Design Advisory Group Meeting Minutes - April 27, 2017

Design Advisory Group Meeting Minutes - April 20, 2017

Construction Start Year(s) 

2017: Design Work
*Some minor improvements, including work related to instructional upgrade purchases, may occur during 2017.

2018: Major construction expected to start in early 2018 with anticipated completion for the start of the 2018-19 school year.

2022: Roof replacement 

Project Team

ArchitectRB+B Architects

Contractor: JHL Constructors

Building Structure

  • Repair building structure and systems in the crawlspace
  • Replace roof

Building Interiors

  • Repair, restore or replace failing bathroom partitions
  • Replace carpet in failing locations

Equipment & Furnishings

  • Replace playground for greater safety and ADA accessibility

Building Systems / Safety & Security

  • Install digital security camera system

Capacity / Overcrowding

  • Build addition to replace mobiles and increase classroom space *Building Addition

Early Childhood Education

  • Expand learning opportunities for students ages 3-5

Renovations & Remodels

  • Repair or replace specials (music, art, gym) program components such as wall panels, ceiling tiles, flooring and program specific equipment

Instructional Upgrades

  • Each school is provided with funding for instructional upgrades that will be determined through a collaborative process with the school community. Categories can include furniture, technology, space modifications, safety & security upgrades and specials/electives. 

    *Timeline for Instructional Upgrades is dependent on the specific upgrades selected by our school community.