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A State-of-the-Art Building and Grounds:
W.H. McGuffey Elementary School opened in Fall, 2005, as "West Elementary".  The new building on South Schenley was a collaboration between Architectural Vision Group and Ralph Tyler Companies.  Co-funded by the Ohio School Facilities Commission, the new building is a two story facility with a total area of 97,009 sq. ft. The project was featured in the "American School & University" Publication in 2007 for Educational Design Excellence.
Some features of the building include:
  • Modern security features
  • An airy, glass-enclosed two-story lobby, both for visibility into the building and to welcome the community.
  • A 21st century media center that includes a vaulted-ceiling library, technology control center, large computer lab and a conference room.  
  • A central courtyard garden that allows sunlight and fresh air into every classroom.
  • A glass wall along the second floor hallway that looks down into the library and cafetorium.
  • A cafetorium dual-use space suitable for dining as well as for assemblies and performances.
  • A large gymnasium with a curtain that can divide the space to accommodate two separate activities simultaneously.
  • Two separate play areas with playground equipment, and large fields for games and outdoor exploration.
  • Air conditioning and efficient heat mean that learning never suffers whether the day
    is steaming hot or freezing cold.  Double paned tinted windows let light in, not heat. 





20 W. Wood Street    Youngstown, OH 44503    330.744.6900
20 W. Wood Street | Youngstown, OH 44503 | 330.744.6900
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