New Elementary School For Corona-Norco Unified School District


The ground has broken on a new elementary school for Corona-Norco Unified School District. Ronald Reagan Elementary School, previously Yorba Elementary, will open in the fall of 2015 in the city of Eastvale, California. Designed by PJHM Architects, this school will serve students in the area north of Schleisman Road and east of Archibald Avenue – great news as many of Eastvale’s schools are at or near capacity.

Previous Clara Barton Principal, Susan Helms, has been selected as the future school’s first principal.

Susan Helms, has been selected as the first principal for Ronald Reagan Elementary School.
PJHM Principals Dave Bell and Ken Podany with the principal for Ronald Reagan Elementary, Susan Helms.


The new elementary school for Corona-Norco Unified School District will be located next to Half Moon Park, at 8300 Fieldmaster Street, Eastvale, CA 92880. The Corona-Norco Unified School District is located approximately 45 miles southeast of Los Angeles in western Riverside County. Ronald Reagan Elementary will be the 50th school for the district; CNUSD currently consists of thirty-one elementary schools, eight intermediate/middle schools, five comprehensive high schools, a middle college high school and three alternative schools. The district serves over 53,000 students in the diverse communities of Corona, Norco and Eastvale. CNUSD is the largest school district in Riverside County and the tenth largest district in California and has been providing quality education to the students of the Corona and Norco area for over 120 years.

PJHM designs Ronald Reagan Elementary School

PJHM is no stranger to Corona-Norco Unified School District, having completed multiple projects including Rosa Parks Elementary School and Ramirez Intermediate School. For this new elementary school, the interior colors and some of the window frame design were influenced by the artist Piet Mondrian. In the spirit of his work, Ronald Reagan Elementary School will feature vibrant primary colors and dark framing elements scattered throughout the interiors.


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