Altoona Area School District

Altoona, PA


  • 15 Buildings
  • 7,939 pupils
  • 2012-2013
  • District Optimization Study with GIS analysis
  • [Completed through affiliated firm, McKissick Associates InSights]

This study includes an evaluation of all District buildings with an emphasis on the elementary schools. It is coupled with a full district GIS mapping database generation and analysis review of all district pupils and attendance areas as well as current bus transportation route and travel time analysis.

Big Spring School District

Newville, PA


  • 8 Buildings
  • 3,800 pupils
  • 1997-1999, 2003, 2005 & 2008
  • District-Wide Feasibility Study with GIS analysis

After extensive staff interviews and educational and curriculum development efforts, the district began implementation of a three-phase, six-year building program. All phases outlined by this study have since been completed by McKissick Associates.

Downingtown Area School District

Downingtown, PA


  • 15 Buildings
  • 12,100 pupils
  • 2012-2013
  • District Optimization Study with GIS analysis
  • [Completed through affiliated firm, McKissick Associates InSights]

McKissick Associates provided a facility study including a detailed GIS analysis of the district by student grades and neighborhood location. Major focus of the Strategic Plan addresses long-term growth with new attendance areas and grade realignments.

East Forsyth High School

Winston-Salem, NC


  • 10 Semi-Detached Buildings
  • 2,000 pupils
  • 2009
  • Facility Master Plan

McKissick Associates conducted a master planning study to identify specific improvements to the campus and to create a more pleasant and attractive environment. A computer model was created to explore various configurations and to communicate the effect of recommended modifications.

School District, City of Erie

Erie, PA


  • 23 Buildings
  • 13,600 pupils
  • 2011-ongoing
  • District Optimization Study with GIS analysis
  • [Completed through affiliated firm, McKissick Associates InSights]

McKissick Associates is looking at the district holistically to develop a long-range plan to determine the best expenditure of funds in order to decrease the district’s overall expenses without negatively impacting programs. This GIS study addresses walkability, transportation, historic structures issues and environmental investigation.

Groton Public Schools

Mystic, CT


  • 12 Buildings
  • 6,200 pupils
  • 2010-2012
  • District Optimization Study with GIS analysis
  • [2012 Update, Completed through affiliated firm, McKissick Associates InSights]

As part of this study, McKissick Associates expanded upon the study scope, also implementing a full Geographic Information Systems approach to overlay student residential information on the master planning effort. The expanded study projected new attendance areas and grade level structure for the district (especially focusing upon a resolution for the middle level grades) as well as new transportation routing.

Mifflin County School District

Lewistown, PA


  • 17 Buildings
  • 5,700 pupils
  • 2010-2012
  • District Optimization Study with GIS analysis
  • [2012 Update, Completed through affiliated firm, McKissick Associates InSights]

The study focuses upon the evaluation of both direct and indirect costs resulting from potential grade realignments. Given the district’s widely varying incomes levels, the analysis not only generated possible attendance areas, but also evaluated and balanced socio-economic ratios of those revised attendance areas. Travel time and bussing expenses were also evaluated as part of this study.

Mount Union Area School District

Mount Union, PA


  • 6 Buildings
  • 1,550 pupils
  • 2006-2007
  • District-Wide Feasibility Study

McKissick Associates undertook a two part study, first evaluating the viability of reopening the historic downtown Elementary School and secondly, expanding the study to include reprogramming of the Jr/Sr High School. Ultimately seven options were developed ranging from deferred maintenance only (focusing on energy) to the creation of a middle school using new construction, or reopening of the 1927 Mount Union Elementary.

Williamsport Area School District

Williamsport, PA


  • 13 Buildings / 1,309,676 SF
  • 5,600 pupils
  • 1989, 1997, 2003, 2006, 2008-2010
  • District Optimization Study with GIS analysis

The study was initiated as a follow-up to this 7,500-pupil school district's long-range facilities strategic plan adopted in the late 1980's. This plan lead to a series of renovations and additions to four of the district's schools and culminated in the construction of a new replacement elementary school of which Mr. McKissick was project manager and architect.