Belen Consolidated Schools
The pre-existing Rio Grande Elementary was replaced with a new 37,000 sq ft consolidated elementary school. Located south of the old campus, the new school includes classrooms, administrative offices, cafeteria, kitchen, and new multi-purpose rooms. The separated kindergarten wing is placed on the northwest corner of the building, with large classrooms and designated bathrooms. The design of the new school features open spaces and windows in the hallways to let in natural light. Energy-efficient appliances and equipment were used throughout the school along with security features to ensure the safety of students and staff.