The Lee’s Summit West High School is designed for 1,600 students in 300,686 square feet, but will allow for expansion to accommodate 2,000 students. The academic wing maximizes natural light through its unique crescent design that allows most classrooms to have windows with outside views. An activity area bisects the instruction areas providing an outdoor courtyard for student activities and social interaction. The administration offices are found at the intersection of the classroom area and the courtyard, allowing administrators the ability to monitor the public entrance, as well as student activities. Also located on the campus is Summit Ridge Alternative School that houses 225 students in grades 7-12. The 15,919-square-foot building replaces a small house and several mobile classroom trailers previously used for that purpose. The campus also includes an 800-seat auditorium and 10 athletic fields.