Valley Elementary School Feasibility Study

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Holly Nelson
Project Manager

(301) 644-5026


Valley Elementary School (ES) is located at 3519 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson, MD 21755. The school serves students in grades pre-K through 5. Located on 31.7 acres, Valley ES was originally constructed in 1967 with an addition and renovations in 1974. The building is approximately 60,000 square feet. Approximately 19,500 square feet was renovated in 1974. The Facility Condition Index (FCI) for Valley ES is 52% and is classified as critical. Valley ES has a state rated capacity (SRC) of 500 and a September 2020 enrollment of 459 students. The September 2021 projected enrollment is 477. There are no portable classrooms on site.

FCPS began a feasibility study in December 2020 to determine the best way to modernize and meet capacity needs at Valley Elementary. The purpose of the study is to identify school renovation and additional space needs, options for meeting those requirements, and estimated costs for each option.

Feasibility Study Process

FCPS has engaged Proffitt & Associates to lead the team in the feasibility study. The feasibility study will start in December 2020 and conclude in April 2021. The team will consider the existing building’s physical condition and the building’s ability to provide space for our current educational programs. 

During the feasibility study, staff will work with a consultant to consider several options: 

  • renovate the current building, 
  • renovate and expand the current building, 
  • or replace the current building with a larger new building.

In April 2021, the Board of Education approved the feasibility study recommendation to replace the Valley ES building on the existing school site. Design is anticipated to begin in summer 2022.