PWCS will need six fewer portable classrooms in the coming year, thanks to one new school and completion of additional classrooms.
Posted on 07/17/2017
Picture of portable classrooms

Updated 7/17/17 at 5:06 p.m. to reflect that Patriot High School has 20 classroom trailers.

Growing student enrollment and changing needs continue to outpace the ability to build or expand schools. PWCS uses portable facilities to deal with space needs based on changing needs, student enrollment estimates, and to provide flexibility.

The location of portable classrooms for the 2017–18 school year is posted on the PWCS Facilities Services website.

A total of 205 portable rooms will be in use starting in August; Patriot High School tops the list with 20, followed by Battlefield High School with 16. Many schools will have no portable classrooms next year. Portables offer the benefit of easy relocation to temporarily address overcrowding or special space demands until permanent space or other long-term solutions are available

Plans include moving 30 portables from current locations at schools where demand is easing to others where classrooms are badly needed.

Schools adding one or more portable classroom trailers are:

Kerrydale ES (+1)
Loch Lomond ES (+3)
Neabsco ES (+7)
Penn ES (+1)
Westridge ES (+2)
Yorkshire ES (+2)

Gainesville MS (+2)
Woodbridge MS (+4)

Battlefield HS (+2)
Freedom HS (+2)
Stonewall Jackson HS (+4)

The Office of Facilities Services follows
Regulation 810-3 to make the best use of portables to meet temporary student needs. Recommendations reflect a range of factors, including student safety, accessibility to the school building, proximity to restrooms, utility locations, and other site-specific considerations.