South Washington County Schools

Improvements underway Cottage Grove, Lake and Woodbury middle schools

Part of the 2015 Bond Referendum allowed for improvements to be made at existing middle schools to accommodate capacity needs and equity issues.

Both Cottage Grove and Lake middle schools are receiving improvements to orchestra spaces, media centers, performance spaces and special education classrooms. Cafeteria seating is also being expanded, and a new group room and music classroom are being added.

Interior work, including media center expansions, special education rooms and expanded cafetorium are nearing completion and will be ready for the start of the 2017-2018 school year for each school. As a part of the improvements, the schools will also receive new technology and furniture arrangements.

The music and group additions are progressing as scheduled and are set for completion by the end of November.

Each of these schools has a capacity of 1,300 students.

Addition and improvements being made at Woodbury Middle School

With the goal of serving 1,300 students in each of the district’s four middle schools, Woodbury Middle School is set for an addition to expand from the current capacity of 1,080.

As a result, included for improvements will be a connecting “link” of 12 middle school classrooms and collaborative learning spaces between Woodbury Elementary and Woodbury Middle School. The school will also receive enhancements to its orchestra space and group learning spaces. Additionally, a new kitchen and serving area is being added.

The two-story classroom addition and kitchen addition are underway. Renovation of the media center and other interior enhancements will be completed in the summer of 2018. Work is being done in two phases with the school’s projects. Construction is expected to be complete in the fall of 2018. 

Ongoing presentations are being made at School Board meetings