Education issues and concerns have been at 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 U.S.
According to the NCES report, national elementary and secondary enrollment projections between 2015 and 2022 are expected to see a 5% to 7% 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 responses, 53% needed to spend on repairs, renovations, and modernizations to put the on-site school buildings in good overall condition.
Concerns of Overcrowded Classrooms
A number of studies show a direct correlation between overcrowding and the physical condition of school buildings and facilities along with how they impact student learning and educator teaching. Good facilities seem to be an important precondition for better student learning, achievement, and behavior.
On the other hand, 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.
Satellite Shelters’ Solutions for Overcrowded Classrooms
Many school districts have resolved dilapidated school issues and found overcrowded classroom solutions by utilizing modular school buildings for long-term as well as 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. At Satellite, our portable classrooms can provide:
- Additional classroom space
- Administrative offices
- Computer and science labs
- Daycare or preschool facilities
- Libraries and media rooms
- Showers, lockers, and restroom facilities
- Press boxes
- Storage for athletic and school equipment
- And even more!
Find a Portable School Building with Satellite Shelters
Satellite Shelters offers both new and gently used modular classrooms that are ready for immediate delivery and occupancy. When your educational facility lacks adequate space for students or undergoes renovations, our modular construction experts have you covered. Contact our team at a local office near you, or request your free portable classroom quote today!
Updated Sept. 20, 2021