Arlington Public Schools has five middle schools two of which are joint facilities shared with the county. Our joint use facilities, Gunston and Jefferson, are extensively used by the community and operate 7 days a week to host theater groups at both centers and community users for the gymnasium at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Our middle schools are also used extensively by students, staff and our community. Many of these schools host special events outside of normal school operating hours. These schools operate at least 12 hours a day and often on Saturdays and Sundays to host events such as theater troupes, musical performances, sporting events, summer school and camps.
The chart below shows the site energy intensity for the past three fiscal years. Site energy intensity is defined as the amount of energy used at a site to include electricity and natural gas consumption divided by the gross square footage of a facility. More information on site versus source energy may be found here.