Medary Elementary School is a six-section K-3 school.  All of the district's 4-5 grade students attend Camelot Intermediate School. 

  • Medary Elementary School is located at 718 5th Street South, Brookings, SD. Our phone number is 605-696-4300.
  • Construction was begun on November 4, 1974 and was substantially completed by December 12, 1975.
  • The cost was approximately $1,135,000 of which $1,015,804 was for construction and the remainder was for site improvements, furniture and equipment and architectural and engineering services. Cost per square foot was approximately $27.20 f or constructions.
  • Architects were James Duffy & Associates of Sioux City and Yankton. General Contractor was H.E. Mills Construction Company of Brookings.
  • The building is air conditioned and about 2/3 of the floor space is carpeted. The site is 20.7 acres including the building.
  • The school was selected in a competition sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and the American Association of School Administrators for display at the 1976 conventions of the AASA and the National School Boards Association.
  • The name of the school was selected in a contest. Eleven elementary school pupils received cash awards for suggesting MEDARY as the name of the school.
  • When the school opened, enrollment was 274 pupils. There have been three additions to the building since 1975 and the current school popluation is about 520 students.
  • Our last construction was started in June of 1997. It was completed in August of 1998.
  • Medary became a K-3 school when the district reconfigured its elementary school program in 2009.  This coincided with the opening of the new Camelot Intermediate School.