An existing conditions evaluation, space needs assessment and feasibility study was completed at four of Watertown’s five school facilities. Each study examined enrollment projections, code compliance, space needs, and current building conditions. Prioritized recommendations for improvements were made and addition and renovation projects at each school are currently in construction or have been recently completed.
The project at Judson Elementary School featured the addition of a new media center, music suite, and art classrooms as well as the renovation and expansion of the administrative offices and computer lab.
Construction at Polk Elementary school included the expansion of the media center, administrative offices, and kitchen facilities as well as the addition of a new stage and computer lab.
The additions and renovation-as-new of Swift Middle School featured the addition of new classrooms, labs, media center and expanded cafeteria and physical education facilities.
Additions and renovations of Watertown High School included renovation of science labs, kitchen and food service facilities, auditorium, gymnasium, and locker rooms; a partial roof replacement and replacement of non-energy-efficient windows; and the addition of a new media center, music classrooms, and administrative offices.
All projects included Code compliance updates, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection system upgrades, safety and front entrance security improvements, removal of asbestos containing materials, renovated athletic fields including new synthetic turf fields at Swift MS and Watertown HS, additional parking, and new bus and parent-drop areas.