Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy612 Metropolitan Avenue
Hyde Park, Massachusetts 02136
- Neighborhood: Hyde Park
- Project Type: Schoolyard with Outdoor Classroom
- Year Completed: 2011
- Landscape Architect: CBA Landscape Architects
A determined principal, Maudlin Wright envisions using the new schoolyard and outdoor classroom to help her revamp this turnaround school's confidence, appearance and results. With over 345 students, the schoolyard is grim, with cracked asphalt and no play equipment. The school lies in Hyde Park, in one of the most distressed neighborhoods in the city. There are no other recreational resources in the neighborhood for children to play. The student body is 57% African American and 39% Hispanic; 75% receive free or reduced lunch.