Hamilton Southeastern Opens New Elementary School in Wayne Township
July 21, 2022
Before the start of the 2022-23 school year, Hamilton Southeastern cut the ribbon on the district’s new elementary building. Administration, staff and community members celebrated the completion of the K-4 school that was two-years in the making through a global pandemic.
Deer Creek Elementary is located at 12698 E 156th Street in Noblesville. The two-story building features more than 102,000 square feet of learning space and builds on concepts from the design of Southeastern Elementary School.
“The benefits to student learning were observed in the design of Southeastern and we wanted to continue the tradition of creating inquiry-based environments,” said Hamilton Southeastern Schools Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Stokes.
Students and teachers will be grouped together in learning neighborhoods consisting of six studios (classrooms) with a central shared activity commons that includes a STEM lab, three collaboration spaces and three sets of restrooms. The building also boasts outdoor courtyards, patios and rooftop terraces to help bring the outdoors in and provide additional opportunity for extending the classroom outside.
Deer Creek replaces the district’s other Wayne Township school, Durbin Elementary, as a K-4 building. Students previously assigned to Durbin will now attend DCE along with other students living in the surrounding area.
The Fishers-based Hagerman Group oversaw construction for the $35 million facility, designed by local architectural firm CSO. Deer Creek was funded through the sale of bonds and was planned to absorb student growth on the district’s northeast side. The new school will open its doors to kindergarten through fourth grade students on Aug. 3, 2022.