South Bend Community School Corporation
South Bend, Indiana


Highlighted Projects


Northridge HS


North Side HS


John Adams HS


Bishop Dwenger HS


James Madison MS


Homer ES




Notre Dame

Culver Academy


NACS Natatorium


FWCS Plant Improvements

Northrop Lighting Study

Lake Hills Elemtary


Brandywine HS


Snider HS Baseball Field

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87,258 sq. ft.
$11M Construction Cost
Completed 2002

SCO provided…

Hebard & Hebard Architects

“School Planning & Management” Education Design Showcase Project of Distinction 2004



The James Madison Elementary School Project consists of additions to and complete renovation of the existing 1929 Elementary School. The original building had classrooms which were significantly under the 900 s.f. recommended size. In addition, the support areas such as the Library / Media Center and the Administration offices were inadequate in size and inconveniently located in relation to the rest of the building.

The site is located in a historic neighborhood, bordered by a hospital to the south, and a park to the north. The new site plan separates bus and parent vehicular traffic, as well as provides for new fenced in playgrounds.

The renovated Madison Elementary has a new central "skylight" dining room in the former courtyard. A new media center, computer labs, and art classroom are centrally located with a new and expanded administration center adjacent to the main entry. Complete new mechanical and electrical systems inclusive of air conditioning, as well as full sprinkler and fire alarm systems were included.