Since 2007 Edmond Public Schools has grown by thousands of students and there are now several middle and elementary schools with close to, or more than 1,000 students. To keep class sizes optimal for learning, and provide relief to crowded schools, the district is constructed Heartland Middle School which opened August 19, 2016. The district is also planning on constructing a fourth high school which will be located at Air Depot and Covell. The construction timeline for the fourth high school has not been determined and depends on growth patterns in the district as well as the passage of future bond issues. Bond money pays for the construction of new schools and the upkeep and maintenance of existing facilities.
Heartland Middle School Opens With More than 900 Students
Heartland Middle School, located is at 4900 Explorer Drive on Pennsylvania between Danforth and Covell, is adjacent to Frontier Elementary. This unique two-level school, designed by FSB Architects, boasts an abundance of glass, stone and other natural elements. The school has multiple classrooms that double as safe rooms.
Jason Galloway is the principal of Heartland. Galloway has been the principal of Sequoyah Middle School since 2011. He also worked for Mid-Del schools as a principal, assistant principal, teacher and coach from 2000-2011. He has a master’s of Education Administration from UCO. In addition, he serves as an Executive Board Member with Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) and is the current president of Oklahoma Middle Level Education Association (OMLEA). Galloway has a passion for integrating technology into pedagogy.