The new Price Middle School served as a first new “comprehensive middle school design” for the Atlanta Public School System. The facility design incorporates an exterior courtyard around which all school functions are organized. A state-of-the-art media center located at the front door is accessible to the students as well as the community. The classroom building’s design is derived from a curriculum based on individual student “clusters” that contain three classrooms, a science class, and a “swing space” used either for storage or as a classroom for the physically or mentally challenged. A technology exploration lab, business lab and other special assignment classrooms are clustered in separate buildings with the gymnasium and cafeteria.