Ferguson K – 8
Arthur W. Ferguson Elementary School was first built in 1957. The modular-type building was designed to be a temporary facility until a new one could be built. This “temporary” facility lasted 54 years, until the School District of the City of York had the money to build a new school. In August 2010, the new Ferguson Elementary School opened, to educate students in the surrounding Ferguson every year. Ferguson is one of the seven K-8 schools in York City is considered a Green School. Some of the Green features include bright classrooms painted with low-VOC paint; sunshades on all classroom windows that reduce the building’s energy consumption; carpet tiles made from recycled truck tires; interactive screens in the classrooms that show what students and teachers write on their laptops; and a vegetative green roof that sits over the media center. The school also contains a feature not often found at schools, a secure playground in a courtyard for prekindergarten and kindergarten students.