Thurston Elementary

Thurston Elementary, originally constructed in 1963, is a one-story masonry structure with exterior brick veneer. The school facility is situated on 24.75 acres in the east sector of Ann Arbor with a nature area located on the school site. The original structure has experienced at least 2 additions over the years, and currently supports Preschool – Grade 5.


  • Building Size58,470 sq ft
  • Land Area24.75 acres


All Active Complete Upcoming
  • Nature Area Improvements


    Repair of existing storm line at pond area.

  • HVAC Building Management System Upgrades


    Updated the school’s Building Management System (BMS) to the latest version including a new graphical interface and mobile, cloud-based access. The upgrades allow for better systems control, improved occupant comfort and energy efficiency.

  • Water Bottle Filling Stations


    Installation of filtered water bottle filling stations throughout the school.

  • Security Updates


    Update to security system on property.

  • New Playground Equipment


    New playground equipment added to school grounds.

  • Playground Shaded Trees


    Planted 48 native hardwood trees for shading of playgrounds and other outdoor environments.

  • New Musical Instruments


    Purchase of new musical instruments and pianos for music classrooms and auditoriums.

  • Parking Lot Repairs


    Repair of pavement and parking lot on school grounds.

  • New Classroom Furniture


    New, flexible, classroom furniture was added to create a more accessible, engaging and student-centered environment.

  • Modular Addition


    An addition was added to the school.

  • A/C and Lighting Upgrades


    Addition of air conditioning and replacement of existing lights with LED light fixtures. Classrooms to have a dimmable lighting system and new ceiling tiles.

  • Paving Project

    Reseal and stripe of pavement on school grounds.

  • Major Project

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