Thanks to the generous support of LPS voters, a new middle school will be built on the Newton campus while school is in session at Newton. The new school will replace the failing structure and will solve ADA issues, as well as provide the appropriate space for small and large group instruction, creativity and innovation. It will provide space for the LPS NOVA program, which serves students grades kindergarten through 12 with emotional disabilities, and it will include space for professional development for LPS teachers. The new Newton Middle School is scheduled to open for the 2021–2022 school year.
A new junior stadium will also be built on the Newton campus. It will provide additional playable surfaces for students in both district-sponsored junior varsity and varsity sports as well as club sports in the community. The junior stadium will be located where the current (old) Newton Middle School currently sits.
New playing fields and parking will be constructed to serve the school, the neighborhood and the junior stadium. The new configuration will provide safer student drop-off and pick-up locations for parents and buses.
(May 12, 2021) Colorado's wet spring weather has impacted site work on the exterior of the new Newton Middle School; however, work continues. Window shade installation is in progress, and site concrete will continue when the weather allows. The NOVA playground space is being installed. Landscape boulder installation is ongoing. Installation of the greenhouse is in progress. On the inside of the new school, interior punch walks are scheduled to be completed soon! Weekly site walks are occurring with Newton Middle School staff through the end of the school year.
Construction of new middle school on Newton Middle School campus
Projected Grand Opening: Fall of 2021!