Construction Cost Estimates for Elementary School in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build an elementary school using US National Average costs from 2013 RSMeans cost data. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union labor for a 45000 square foot building.

Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build an elementary school in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of elementary school models by state.

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2013 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available on RSMeans Online - our online cost estimating tool.

Elementary School Construction Cost Assumptions
Location: US National Average
Stories: 1
Story Height (L.F.): 15.00
Floor Area (S.F.): 45000
Basement Included: No
Data Release: Year 2013

Elementary School Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / Bearing Walls

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $122.83 $5,527,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $30.71 $1,381,900
Architectural Fees 7% $10.75 $483,700
Total Building Cost $164.29 $7,393,000
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $112.29 $5,053,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $28.07 $1,263,300
Architectural Fees 7% $9.83 $442,100
Total Building Cost $150.19 $6,758,400

Elementary School Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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Elementary School Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Bearing Walls

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
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Elementary School Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
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Architectural Fees
Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--

Elementary School Square Foot Cost Assuming Stucco on Concrete Block / Bearing Walls

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit)
Architectural Fees
Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit)
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Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--

Elementary School Square Foot Cost Assuming Stucco on Concrete Block / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit)
Architectural Fees
Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit)
Architectural Fees
Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--