Why Satellite Shelters for Education Building Solutions…

February 17, 2015 in Modular Classrooms

Classroom_iStock_000024871358CRPEducation issues and concerns have been in the forefront of both national and local political campaigns, as well as in private conversations. Rightly so, we as a nation value our children and want the best for them.

School districts face challenging budgets and growing enrollments which impact our children’s education.  When formulating resolutions, many of the decision makers rely on the information provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) which is a part of the United States Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The NCES collects, analyzes, and publishes statistics on education and public school district information in the United States.

According to the NCES report, national elementary and secondary enrollment projections between 2015 and 2022 are expected to see a 5-7 percent increase for 26 states. This report also provides information about the condition of school facilities, citing that only 20% of schools with permanent buildings rated their overall condition as Excellent and 56% as Good. Plus, based on survey response, 53% needed to spend on repairs, renovations, and modernizations to put the school’s onsite buildings in good overall condition.

A number of studies show a direct correlation of overcrowding and the physical condition of school buildings and facilities, and how they impact student learning and educator teaching. Good facilities seem to be an important precondition for better student learning, achievement, and behavior. Crowded classrooms and/or decaying classrooms with peeling paint, cracked walls, leaky ceilings, worn flooring, poor ventilation, poor lighting, and nonfunctioning heating and cooling systems, to cite just a few, afflict many school buildings, especially in urban areas. These substandard conditions have been linked to lower scores on achievement tests, negative student attitudes, lower morale, and higher absenteeism. Teachers were not immune to the physical conditions of schools.  Positive or negative effects on teacher morale, safety, teaching effectiveness, absenteeism, and job satisfaction were found to be directly related to the school building conditions.

Many school districts have resolved overcrowded or dilapidated school issues by utilizing modular classrooms for long-term use as well as for temporary use while constructing a new building.  A high-quality permanent or temporary Modular Building from Satellite Shelters is a cost effective solution. We take pride in creating excellent learning and working environments for students and teachers. We can provide:

  • Additional Classroom Space
  • Administrative Offices
  • Cafeterias
  • Day Care or Preschool Facilities
  • Libraries and Media Rooms
  • Shower / Locker / Restroom Facilities
  • Computer and Science Labs
  • Press Boxes
  • Athletic / School Equipment Storage

And More!

We also offer new or gently used Modular Classrooms that are ready for immediate delivery and occupancy!  Visit us at Satellite Shelters, Inc. or contact us at 800-453-129.

For more information on the National Center for Education Statistics, click here.