The existing Maryvale Elementary School facility was constructed in 1969 as the Southlawn Middle School. No additions have been added to the school building. The Carl Sandburg Learning Center was constructed in1962 as an elementary school. The original structure received a six classroom addition in 1966. The elementary school program was terminated in 1977, the following year the school re-opened with its current program.
The building design will encourage collaboration by sharing areas and appropriate resources for both schools. Each instructional area will have adequate learning spaces, work areas, restrooms and support spaces to meet the requirements of the educational specifications.