Completed March 2006
Midland Elementary School is
the oldest school in the Poway Unified School District
and was therefore in the first group of renovation projects.
Midland has undergone a complete redevelopment of its
entire campus. The existing buildings were entirely
demolished to make room for a brand new campus.
Demolition of the exiting campus began
in the summer of 2004. Work on the new campus started
in October 2004, as did the start of the record setting
rainy season in Poway....but we pushed through the challenges.
The work has addressed inequality of learning facilities,
including expanding core facilities, adding classrooms,
and access to technology.
Midland Elementary School was originally
built in 1924 and underwent extensive renovations and
additions between 1949 and 1960, creating the buildings
in use until June 2004. The school has a current enrollment
of 730 students. The principal is Marylou Wilson. The
new school features an extensive overhaul of the site,
including five classroom buildings, one administration,
multi-purpose, and food service building, and enhanced
Projects planned at Midland include:
- Replace aging,
inefficient school with a school facility meeting
current building codes, including earthquake, electrical,
plumbing, and ADA. Midland is the District’s
oldest school. Cost estimates have shown complete
replacement is more cost-effective than upgrading
During construction of the new
school, Midland students and staff are housed in interim
facilities on the Garden Road Elementary School campus.
These interim facilities have been designed to provide
the Midland campus with its own identity while sharing
some facilities with Garden Road. The decision to relocate
from Midland to Garden Road was deemed the best financial
and educational solution to ensure that the children,
the educational process and the planned expenditures
of taxpayer dollars for facilities were not adversely
Please keep checking this Web site
periodically for the latest news on construction progress.