Yellow Springs Elementary School

Yellow Springs Elementary School Feasibility Study


Holly Nelson
Project Manager


Yellow Springs Elementary school is located at 8717 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick, MD 21702. The school opened in 1957 with additions in 1966 and 1974 resulting in an area of approximately 52,600 SF. The school serves students in grades Pre-Kindergarten to fifth.  The building has a state rated capacity of 453. Equated enrollment as of September 2021 was 561 students. Enrollment is projected to increase over the next ten years, with a September 2031 projected equated enrollment of 631 students.

Feasibility Study Process

FCPS will begin a feasibility study in May 2022 to determine the best way to modernize and meet capacity needs at Yellow Springs Elementary School. The purpose of the study is to identify school facility renovation and additional space needs and estimated costs for each option.

FCPS has engaged Proffitt & Associates to lead the team in the feasibility study. The feasibility study will start in May 2022 and conclude in fall 2022. The team will consider the existing building’s physical condition and the ability to provide space for our current educational programs within the existing buildings.

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

  • renovate the current building,
  • renovate and expand the current building,
  • replace the current building with a new building on the existing site
  • replace the current building with a new building on a future school site nearby.

It is anticipated that the Board of Education will review the final study and recommendations in fall 2022.