Updates on the Second High School Project

Designed by FRK Architects + Engineers, Waukee Community School District’s second high school is being built on 160 acres of land north of Hickman Road and east of 10th Street in Waukee. The building is slated to open in the fall of 2021. Students in the classes of 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025 could be the first to attend the second high school.

 

July 2016 - Land Purchase
  • Waukee City Council and Waukee Community School District approved a 28e agreement in May of 2016 which will allow the city and district to share green space.
  • A total of 160 acres of land north of Hickman Road and east of 10th Street in Waukee will be used to build a second high school and City of Waukee-owned sports complex.
  • FRK compiled a list of comparable high school sites in Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa district administrators to visit.
May 2017 - Visioning, Schematic Design
  • FRK brought conceptual plans to the Board of Education based on information gathered at the visioning meetings.
June 2017 - Schematic Design
  • Held planning meetings with the City of Waukee and Confluence. Waukee Community School District and FRK continued to work on the programming process and building design.
August 2017 - Schematic Design
  • Planning meetings with the City of Waukee and Confluence continued.
  • Waukee Community School District and FRK continued to work on the programming process and building design.
  • FRK presented the schematic design to the Waukee Board of Education on August 28. The design was unanimously approved.
September 2017 - Design Development
  • Programming meetings with departments to begin in the next 30 days
  • Meeting scheduled with the City for 9/8 to discuss next steps related to finalizing the master planning process
  • Next steps are site design and coordination of work to begin next spring after successful bond referendum
October 2017 - Design Development, Grading package CDs
November 2017 - Design Development, Bond Campaign, Grading package CDs
December 2017 - Design Development, Bond Campaign, Grading package CDs, Site Plan Approval Process
January 2018 - Design Development, Bond Campaign, Grading package CDs, Site Plan Approval Process
February 2018 - Bond Campaign, Bond Vote, Bid Grading Package, Construction Documents
March 2018 - Grading Contracts, Construction Documents
April 2018 - Grading & Utilities Construction, Construction Documents
May 2018 - Grading & Utilities Construction, Construction Documents
June 2018 - Grading & Utilities Construction, Construction Documents, Site Plan Approval Process

 

July 2018 - Grading & Utilities Construction, Construction Documents, Site Plan Approval Process
August 2018 - Bidding
September 2018 - Contracts, Construction
October 2018 - April 2021 - Construction
May 2021 - Owner Commissioning
June 2021 - Owner Commissioning
July 2021 - Owner Commissioning
August 2021 - Occupancy