Knox County Board of Education

200 Daniel Boone Road

Barbourville, KY 40906

Superintendent: Walter T. Hulett

Phone: 606. 546.3157

Building Data:

Building Area: 47,045 S.F.

Construction Cost: $9,887,300

Student Capacity: 500

Project Status: Complete

The Central Elementary School project is different from many other projects. This project involved the design of a new elementary school while keeping the existing gymnasium (only twenty years old) intact. The plan demolished the existing building in phases while the new school was constructed and occupied in corresponding phases. Clotfelter/Samokar is versed in phased construction projects – our coordination and up front planning ensured this project to be a success.


Central Elementary is two stories with windows in all classrooms allowing an abundance of natural light. In addition to the 20 standard classrooms, Central Elementary has specialty areas including: art, music, computer, science, 2 preschool classrooms and a state-of-the-art media center. The existing gymnasium was completely renovated, including the addition an HVAC system, lighting, bleachers, a new wood floor, athletic equipment, and finishes.