Waukee Community School District’s 10-year Facility and Financial Plan was created to help map our future growth and development. It includes detailed plans to manage the District’s facility and infrastructure needs, financial health, and enrollment projections. We believe this plan is an intentional, strategic shift to a longer-term, systemic approach to facility planning.

Key Highlights:

  • Great things continue to happen in Waukee and that includes continued increases in enrollment.
  • Provides a map for new facilities as well as support for existing facilities through 10-year planning that also addresses finances, boundary work, and staffing.
  • Equity in infrastructure across our schools is a priority, as is the access of students to technology.
  • Based on current financial, enrollment projections this vision contains shifts in approaches of our maturing district.


10-year Facility Plan Timeline


  • 2020 – Board presentation
  • 2020/21 – Timberline improvements
  • 2021 – Northwest High School; Brookview and Eason additions; Prairieview improvements, VLMC Preschool
  • 2022 – Sugar Creek Elementary
  • 2023 – Middle Level #5 (Trailridge); Natatorium
  • 2024 – WILC Addition; Elementary #11 (Waterford)
  • 2025 – Middle Level #6 (North Middle School)
  • TBD – Elementary #12

Facility Plan Progress

These projects will further enhance our already high standards for facilities and learning environments for staff, students, and families. The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. Please be careful and avoid construction areas. We ask that you follow all detour and/or traffic signage.

Building Updates

Waukee CSD Natatorium – New Construction

  • Project is approximately 92% complete
  • Pool equipment installation continues
  • Pool tile installation continues
  • Natatorium painting and finishes continue

Waterford Elementary – New Construction

  • Project is approximately 72% complete
  • Interior finishes continue
  • Drywall installation continues
  • Interior Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing work throughout

North Middle School – New Construction

  • Project is approximately 48% complete
  • Steel construction continues
  • Precast concrete panel installation continues
  • Exterior weatherproofing and insulation is ongoing

Trailridge School – New Construction

  • Project is substantially complete
  • Contractor is working on punch lists


Ongoing Summer Projects:

  • WCSD PK-5 Security improvements – Scheduled completion Aug 2024
  • Waukee High School Baseball, Softball, and Concessions Improvements – Scheduled completion March 2024


Upcoming Projects:

  • Waukee Innovation and Learning Center Addition – Starts March 2024 
  • Waukee High School Utilities Relocation – Starts April 2024 
  • Eason Bus Lane Improvements – Starts June 2024
  • Grant Ragan & Maple Grove Playground Improvements – Starts June 2024
  • Shuler Parking lot Improvements – Bids March 2024
  • North Operations & Transportation Facility – Bids March 2024
  • Waukee HS Auditorium Addition – Bids April 2024
  • Brookview Parking Lot Improvements – Bids Spring 2024
  • 260th Street Paving Improvements – Bids Spring 2024

Facility Plan Funding

The money passed in the Bond Referendums in 2020 and 2023 will be used to secure the funds to pay for the plan.