Ellsworth Dansby Jr. Magnet School

Decatur PSD #61 | Decatur, Illinois

The new 81,500 s.f. Ellsworth Dansby Jr. Magnet School will house K8 students with environments that revolve around student-focused learning. Flexible and collaborative work spaces will be incorporated to engage students to work in small groups.

​The new K8 school will feature a commons area with a stage for presentations and events, along with a media commons in the core of the school. Students will also enjoy colorful “portals” to represent different environments within the school, as well as creative makerspaces for a hands-on education.

  • New Construction
  • Media Commons
  • K-8 School
  • Flexible Work Spaces
  • Makerspaces
The Challenge


The Solution


This 81,500 s.f. new school will replace an outdated structure and includes colorful, collaborative learning and creative spaces.