McElwain Elementary School

1020 Dawson Drive, Denver, CO, 80229 - 720-972-5500 - Website
McElwain Building 2016
Project rating - 1 $1.1-$1.3M
Project rating - 1

Complete - New and improved! We're excited to say, your investment plan is now complete. This process was a collaborative effort. With your help, we're engaging and inspiring all students to innovate to achieve and succeed in a safe environment.

Latest Updates

Bond improvement work continued at McElwain Elementary in Summer 2020 and included:

  • Renovations to art, music and physical education spaces
  • Extensive crawlspace and plumbing repair work
  • Exterior entry wall tile replacement
  • HVAC upgrades
  • Safety improvements including secured entrance vestibule

Previous bond improvement work took place in Summer 2019 and included:

  • Renovations to the school playground
  • Concrete repair work to improve safety and ADA accessibility

Construction Start Year(s) 

2019: Upgrade playground as listed below in equipment & furnishings and repair walkways as listed below in school grounds - COMPLETED 

2020: All proposed work listed below in building structure, building systems/safety & security, and renovations & remodels - COMPLETED

Building Structure

  • Repair building structure and systems in the crawlspace - COMPLETED
  • Replace exterior wall tile - COMPLETED 

Equipment & Furnishings

  • Upgrade playground for ADA accessibility and replace aging equipment - COMPLETED

Building Systems / Safety & Security

  • Upgrade heating and cooling systems for efficiency and more consistent temperature control for comfort - COMPLETED 
  • Install electronic card access to promote a safe and secure building - COMPLETED 
  • Update central electronic timing/clock system to ensure effective safety, security, bell schedule, irrigation, and heating & cooling schedules - COMPLETED 
  • Install digital security camera system - COMPLETED

School Grounds

  • Repair/restore failing sidewalks and stairs - COMPLETED 

Renovations & Remodels

  • Repair or replace specials (music, art, gym) program components such as wall panels, ceiling tiles, flooring and program specific equipment - COMPLETED 

Instructional Upgrades

  • Each school is provided with funding for instructional upgrades that will be determined through a collaborative process with the school and community. Categories can include furniture, technology, space modifications, safety & security upgrades and specials/electives - COMPLETED