Rudolph Gordon Middle School
Rudolph Gordon Middle School
Rudolph Gordon Middle School
Rudolph Gordon Middle School
Rudolph Gordon Middle School
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Rudolph Gordon School (K-8), Greenville County Schools

Greenville County Schools converted Rudolph Gordon Elementary School into a K-8 facility, dramatically expanding capacity to accommodate 1,600 students, an increase of 750 seats. The district’s emphasis on project-based learning, teamwork, and workforce technology inspired the design. A new, two-story building with a secure glass entry connects two academic wings, with a 12,000 SF addition for early education through kindergarten and a 140,000 SF building for fifth through eighth graders.

Promoting Collaboration and Advanced Learning

To maximize project-based learning, each grade area features pods of six classrooms with operable partitions for collaborative group projects. Central commons areas provide flexible instruction spaces with soft seating, while manufacturing labs equipped with advanced technology allow students access to equipment found in regional manufacturing businesses. Secure courtyards between academic wings offer outdoor gathering and instruction spaces. Athletic facilities include fields for football, soccer, tennis, baseball, and softball, while reconfigured drives provide separate drop-off loops for lower and upper grades, as well as a bus loop. Rudolph Gordon School’s extensive use of glass creates transparency and a modern aesthetic, with cutting-edge technology integrated throughout learning communities and support spaces.