Folsom Cordova Unified School District held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on the new Alder Creek Elementary School in Folsom, California. The HMC Architects design team, contractor partners Roebbelen Contracting, district representatives, local political leaders, faculty, staff, and community members attended the event to mark the beginning of the 70,000 SF project.
The design of Alder Creek follows that of the district prototype school, Mangini Ranch Elementary School, which opened in August of 2021 and incorporates learnings from its occupancy. The single-building, two-story school will accommodate more than 700 TK through fifth-grade students with 30 classrooms — 20 conventional, six TK/kindergarten, two special education, and two flex rooms with a stage and media center.
The district is planning for three additional elementary schools following this prototype to serve the Folsom Ranch community, a new housing development in Folsom, CA.
Construction will be completed in time for the 2024/25 school year.