Meridian Junior/Senior High School

Meridian CUSD #15 | Macon, Illinois
<h2>Meridian Junior/Senior High School</h2>

Shared amenities for both middle and high school students were created in a transitional zone that houses food service, arts programs, career education and athletics. This arrangement resulted in both middle and high school programs’ ability to increase course offerings despite limited resources.

  • Future Focused Educational Environments
  • Shared Amenities Between Junior/Senior High
  • Multi-purpose and Community Use Spaces
  • Upgraded Athletic Facilities
  • New Geothermal Heating and Cooling System
  • New Parking and Safer Traffic Flow
  • Award of Distinction, Exhibition of Educational Environments: IASB/IASA/IASBO 2016 Conference
The Challenge

The Community Engagement Planning Process with Meridian CUSD #15 resulted in a clear direction, to reduce the number of campuses from four to two and concentrate resources to make these remaining two campuses healthy, safe, and educationally relevant.

The Solution

The solution called for building a multi-story high school addition to replace the high school and renovating the current high school facility to house the middle school.

The community investment in this process was essential in the successful passage of a 1% county-wide sales tax that provided funding for the project. This coupled with the State of Illinois School Construction Grant made their goals a reality.
Details that make a difference.

State-of-the-art auditorium / multi-purpose space allows for maximum offerings to students and community.

Additional auditorium seating can be folded away to allow increased space for multi-functional use.