Van Zandt-Guinn Elementary School

600 Kentucky Ave. - 2017

  • Underground Van Zandt-Guinn Elementary School - Demolished
    Underground Van Zandt-Guinn Elementary School - Demolished
  • Van Zandt-Guinn Elementary School
    Van Zandt-Guinn Elementary School - 2017

This new elementary school building was built to replace the 1980 Van Zandt-Guinn Elementary School, which was one of two underground schools built by the Fort Worth Independent School District between 1979 and 1980. Both schools have now been replaced. The underground building actually replaced the old East Van Zandt Elementary School that was on the southern part of the campus and housed students from the Guinn Elementary School that was closed at that time. The latest new structure was built where the first school building was located, with the underground building demolished after the completion of the new building. The new school is 2 stories and has the capacity of 650 students. It is considerably larger than the old one, and it was designed to handle the students from I.M. Terrell Elementary School, which has been converted to a STEM and VPA Academy. There are now classrooms for music, art, and special education, which the old building did not have. It features a white brick facade with multi-colored metal panel accents. The accents are blue, yellow, red, and two shades of gray.


Architectural Style:

Perkins+Will, Dallas

Public Elementary School