Zoning restrictions and state laws help to minimize the proximity of pornographic and liquor establishments to schools.
The site should provide an attractive landscape that supports vegetation. Besides, the schools should have beautiful buildings that give a positive impression and motivation. There should be provision for maintenance, drainage, and parking.
Middle school requires more space than high school. Streets and parking areas should be stable and smooth for easy use during all seasons. Sharp curves, dead-end streets, and excess corners should be avoided.
The site should be elevated and provide contour for proper drainage and avoid soil erosion. Fault areas, steep slopes, and mines should, however, be avoided. The topographical orientation should be modest for both middle and high schools.
The choice of soil type should allow good drainage schools in lowlands should be elevated to facilitate drainage that also impact on daily care costs. Scoring drainage should thus also consider student movement patterns regardless of their age.
Elementary schools require for outdoor activities such as physical education and informal play while high schools need athletic and practice fields. Nature trails are also important to beauty and science learning, but open waters should be avoided.
All age levels need sufficient paths, both onside, and offside, including visitors and employees. A desirable, safe walking pattern is necessary for young children vehicular and pedestrian traffic flow should be considered. Sidewalks are also requisite.
There should be one parking space for every teacher and member of personnel. About 50% of older students often drive and should have parking space. Each car space should be 300 square feet. Curb cuts and 2% of the available spaces should be reserved for the disabled.
The school design should blend with the physical environment. Elementary schools should be appealing, but massive structures should be avoided.