Project Details

Johnstown, CO
Weld County School District RE-5J
77,000 SF new
K-12 Education
Construction Manager At Risk

Elwell Elementary School

New to Johnstown, Colorado, our Sampson team finished Elwell Elementary in August 2022 right in time to welcome over 600 students into its doors for the 2022/2023 school year. The new 2-story elementary school replaced 65-year-old Letford Elementary school; and is the first new school in the Weld RE-5J school district in 20 years.  Consisting of 77,000 SF of learning space, each classroom is constructed as a learning suite, and within each suite are the teacher’s own office suite. The school features a dining/community commons area, breakout rooms, a STEM room for robotics and technology, a sensory room in the special education learning suite, as well as a makerspace and learning lab for hands-on work. The school library opens to both floors and offers a large collaborative area. The campus grounds surrounding the school hold a multipurpose turf field, a hard-surface play area, and a basketball court. 

Our students and staff love our new building. We have designed a school that creates a learning environment. The outdoor learning spaces create unique learning opportunities, and the ability for students and teachers to work collaboratively. Working with a group like Sampson that listens and responds to our requests is refreshing. It is the difference between a good new school and a great one. I wholeheartedly recommend Sampson for any future projects.
Tucker Willard
Principal - Elwell Elementary School
Johnstown, CO