About Us

Chase Middle School History:

      Chase Middle School first opened its doors in August, 1980.  Seventh and eighth grade students from the former Holiday Junior High and East Topeka Junior High School areas attended the school.  The school was named for Harold T. Chase, former editor of the Topeka Capital Journal. During the 1992-1993 school year, Chase Middle School successfully completed the sixth grade pilot program.  During the summer of 1993, six classrooms were added to Chase allowing the school to continue to serve seventh and eighth and to add all sixth grade students in the attendance area.
 
The Facility

     Chase Middle School is located at 2250 NE State Street in the Oakland Community of Topeka, Kansas.  It was built in 1980 at a cost of approximately $3.3 million dollars.

      The 1993 addition and remodeling of Chase was designed by Van Doren, Hazard, & Stalling, Inc.  Architects and Robert D. Onek, facility planner for USD 501.  The contractor for the project was Kelly Construction Co., Inc.

      The additional consisted of 7,465 square feet of new classroom space and 5,767 square feet of remodeling.  Six new classrooms were added to the east end of the building.  Additional classrooms were added through remodeling of an existing space.  The computer lab, technology education areas, and kitchen were also remodeled.

      In 2012, construction connected Chase Middle School with State Street Elementary for a K-8 facility.  A Black Box Theater was added in the construction.