James Shields Middle School

2611 West 48th Street

LEED Certified: Gold

This project implements the L shaped prototypical design to serve 900 pre-k-8th grade students. At the request of CPS, the facility is being modified to accommodate a middle school program, and will service students ranging from 6th to 8th grade. This 101,028-square-foot, three-story, steel frame and masonry construction building will include science, computer, music, and art classrooms, in addition to library, gymnasium, and dining facilities.

LEED Features: This prototype building is targeted to achieve LEED for Schools minimum “Silver” level certification, including 25% green roof.


  • 2013 Chicago Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Award

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2611 West 48th Street
Ward 15: Brighton Park