Eleanor G. Hewitt Intermediate School
The community of Ringwood had been suffering with a grossly outdated school, one which operated from temporary trailers for many years. The school had gone into great disrepair, requiring a new roof, boilers, and windows. Additionally, the school was also code-deficient, not able to meet today’s Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards.
A referendum was held and ultimately passed to raise the funds needed to bring the school up to the standards it must meet, which would include an addition and renovations to meet the needs of today’s students and their curricula.
Construction commenced in early spring of 2012 and was phased for staggered move-in, with a final completion date in the fall of 2013. Hewitt School was totally restored, renovated, and expanded, including a new 18,500 sf addition that houses a state-of-the-art media center, three general classrooms, small group instruction rooms, a vocal music classroom, as well as the new centralized main office, toilet facilities, storage rooms, elevator and stairs. Other improvements included the installation of an ADA accessible elevator, renovations to the school’s gymnasium, and window and door replacements.