McHenry Middle School

McHenry, Illinois

  • FIRM

    ARCON Associates


    McHenry Community Consolidate School District No. 15

  • AREA

    120,000 sq.ft.





McHenry Community Consolidated School District No. 15 has anticipated student growth and planned for two new schools. The middle school is the first of two buildings that will share one site. An elementary school building is expected in the future.

The site planning for Phase I included the middle-school building, parking areas, site access and athletic fields, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,000COST PER SQ FT$100.00FEATURED IN2001 Educational Interiors2001 Architectural PortfolioINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas situated to accommodate a campus-style site. Shared usages between the buildings include the gymnasium, parking areas, athletic fields, and a kitchen that will be used to prepare meals for the elementary school and the middle school.

The new middle-school classroom areas were designed to accommodate 900 students with core facilities able to serve up to 1,200 students. The building’s design includes a structural system that will support a future second-floor addition above the classrooms as anticipated enrollment growth occurs.

Building features include top-quality voice, video and data systems in each classroom throughout the building, and the centrally located Learning Resource Center. Two separate courtyards allow for natural light and ventilation into all classroom areas.