C.W. Driver Companies to Build State-of-the-Art Elementary School in Menifee

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Apr 3, 2023


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  • Menifee Union School District partners with C.W. Driver Companies to construct a $54.5M elementary school campus spanning 46 acres, set to open in July 2024 with an estimated student capacity of 600.
  • The school will feature 23 classrooms, a kindergarten and admin building, a library, and a multipurpose room designed in the horseshoe configuration model, with a state-of-the-art audio-visual system by DLR Group and student pick-up and drop-off areas.
  • C.W. Driver Companies, a multi-faceted builder headquartered in Pasadena, has a diverse portfolio of projects in various industries. The company is driven by its purpose-led and people-first approach, emphasizing the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and communities.

The City of Menifee in Riverside County wants to maintain long-term, high-quality services that cater to the needs of its community. It is the 7th largest growing city in Southern California and is the center of 61,000 students enrolled in a four-year graduate degree program. Menifee has a General Plan 2030 vision, implementing the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) – targeting industries for growth potential.

The city has partnered with C.W. Driver Companies to help boost the educational sector; the construction firm announced a welcome development in the Inland Empire, Elementary School #15, a $54.5M project for the Menifee Union School District. The campus will set new standards with an area of 46 acres, spreading across 75,000-square-foot. The school will open in July 2024 with an estimated student capacity of 600.ย ย 

What is the Menifee School District Project?

Menifee has a diverse population of students. Combining the vast population with the available land, Menifee becomes an ideal hub, opening possibilities for partnerships between technology and educational institutions to produce a highly qualified and diverse workforce.

โ€œThis is the second school weโ€™ve worked on for Menifee Union, with Menifee Valley Middle School being the first. In that instance, it was an expansion of an existing campus while this is a completely new build from the ground up.โ€ 

Andy Feth, C.W. Driver project executive

The construction will consist of 23 classrooms, a kindergarten and admin building, a library, and a multipurpose room described in the horseshoe configuration model. The school will also include a state-of-the-art audio-visual system designed by the DLR Group. There will also be student pick-up and drop-off areas to help with transportation within the campus.

What are the C.W. Driver Companies?

The C.W. Driver Company provides general contracting, construction management, and design/building services to the Western United States region. The C.W. credentials stand for Clarence Wike Driver and John MacDonald, who founded the firm over a century ago in Los Angeles. C.W. is also the oldest actively operating builder, holding a license, with headquarters in Southern California.ย 

The company is known for its powerful synergy and dynamic management teams with its diverse portfolio of projects in academics, entertainment, retail, culture, commercial, office, hospitality, and senior living industries.ย 

“At C.W. Driver Companies, we embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) as a business imperative and continue our efforts to create an inclusive workplace and world.”

Chairman and CEO of C.W. Driver Companies

The C.W. Driver Companies believe that building the best buildings requires working collectively in a team with a diverse group of people towards a unified goal. Hence, the $55M Menifee school project is no less and should aim toward providing a better future for employees, clients, students, and communities. The C.W. Driverโ€™s people-first and purpose-led approach will help foster a culture of belonging based on respect, acceptance, and connection.


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