Cerro Gordo Jr/Sr High School

Cerro Gordo CUSD #100 | Cerro Gordo, IL

The addition provides a new secured entry and building administration area to create a secure campus. A new properly sized cafeteria commons and competition junior high gym with seating for 500 is also included in the addition. Additional classroom space and a new flexible STEM lab with equipment and overhead door allow for large-scale art and science projects. The addition also serves as a connecting corridor, minimizing students need to leave the secured facility during a typical school day.

In addition to these major building modifications, site circulation was majorly improved with a new central drop off lane for both bus and car traffic in front of the existing 1929 building creating a much safer site. A re-built stair creates a welcome invitation to the historical building.​

The Challenge

Cerro Gordo CUSD #100 was faced with outdated facilities, overcrowding, and needed some serious security updates.

The Solution

To solve these problems, this district was underwent renovations, including a connecting addition to the original 1929 three-story HS building and the 1963 cafeteria and gymnasium building.

The new dining commons allowed for the current, more centrally located cafe in the 1963 gym building to be reimagined into a future-focused student library space, making it easily accessible to support students in a way no other space currently can on campus.