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Watford City High School Watford City, North Dakota

Watford City High School

Watford City, North Dakota

After explosive growth, the McKenzie County School District retained JLG Architects to take them through extensive Educational Master Planning, Site Selection, Design, and Pre-Referendum Services, including selection of a Construction Manager At-Risk, in anticipation of a bond referendum.

The urgency of exponential growth in the county and student populations prompted the McKenzie County School District to initiate an aggressive plan to meet current and future needs throughout the school district. After an unprecedented 90% passage, the new 800 student high school facility eliminates portable classrooms and was fast-tracked and met it’s goal of opening by the Fall of 2015. The new school is designed to easily facilitate collaborative learning environments and flexible educational space needed in the modern day delivery of education.

The new Watford City High School is now the crown jewel in a community determined to show its pride statewide.

The landscape around the new school utilizes natural grading for walk-outs to outdoor spaces on each level. The primary south facing façade drastically improves energy efficiency and comfort for students and faculty.

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"We got the greatest kids in the world we got to give them the greatest education in the world. And that's what this is all about isn't it? This is bricks and mortar but this an investment in our future. Our future is these amazing young people and they're going to do great things."
Senator John Hoeven