Drayton Mills Elementary School


When McMillan Pazdan Smith began designing Spartanburg School District Seven’s New Drayton Mills Elementary School at Skylin, one of the top priorities was to create a facility that fulfills its duties as educator, community ambassador and protector of children’s welfare simultaneously. However, in addition to addressing the multi-faceted purposes of this school building, the team also had to consider how to solve older problems like overcrowding, outdated technology and occupant health issues. Replacing two schools, Chapman Elementary and Houston Elementary, the school includes a wall of history, so that neither Houston nor Chapman Schools will be forgotten.

The project is currently under construction and expected to be completed by the end of Summer 2018.