Mathews Elementary A total of 25 classrooms with a student teacher ratio of 25:1 were provided in a pod system. Each pod was designed to reflect a special place students could identify as their home. This was accomplished by the use of offset corridors and individual exterior entrances. Each pod and related entry are visually identified by use of color codings. As planned in phase II 4,900 sf or (4) Classrooms were added. Recently Mathews Elementary was approved for a FEMA 361 Storm Shelter.