School History

Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School Established 2005


Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School opened its doors to students in the fall of 2005. Named for First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, the school strives to live up to her ideals of service and excellence. Our mission is “to develop respectful, responsible learners through a rigorous curriculum in a caring, diverse community.

Eleanor Roosevelt is the first new school built for the Dubuque Community School District in 30 years.

Location: Dubuque, IA

Completion Date: August 2005
Design Capacity: 1,215 students
Enrollment: approx. 1,115 students
Gross Area: 204,100 sq.ft.
Space per pupil: 168 sq.ft.
Site size: 40 acres
Cost per student: $21,235
Cost per sq.ft.: $126.40
Total project cost: $29,900,000
Building construction cost: $23,800,000
Site purchase cost: $790,305
Site development cost: $2,000,000
Furniture & equipment cost: $1,700,000
Fees and other: $1,600,000

Sustainable/Green Design

Principles Followed: LEED
Site Selection and Development: Building Orientation
Water Conservation: Water Conservation
Energy Efficiency and Conservation: Energy Efficiency; Building Automation/Energy Management Systems; Natural Ventilation
Materials Use: Sustainable Materials Selection
Indoor Environmental Quality: Use of Daylighting; Acoustics; Indoor Air Quality
Alternative Energy Sources: Geo-thermal