CASE STUDY: Baraboo School District – Phases 1-3

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In 2014, CG Schmidt helped Baraboo School District pass their first referendum in over 20 years to complete safety and security upgrades as well as deferred maintenance issues across all seven schools in the District. The $9.9M referendum projects addressed maintenance issues such as replacing aged roofing, upgrading HVAC systems, improving the parking area and replacing windows. Also included was an office renovation, a library addition, and safety and security upgrades.

The remainder of the work identified during Master Planning was split into subsequent phases. Phase 2 of the referendum included the $21.9M revitalization of Baraboo High School in 2016. CG Schmidt renovated classrooms including Tech Ed, Physical Education, Art, and Family and Consumer Science. Also included were flexible and adaptable learning spaces, expanded cafeteria and student commons, remodeled library and student services offices, updated locker rooms, mechanical upgrades including HVAC and fire sprinkler system installation, and basic improvements including carpet and flooring.

CG Schmidt is currently engaged with Baraboo School District in the $41.7M Phase 3 of their Master Plan. Phase 3 includes additions and renovations to repair aging infrastructure, modernize outdated teaching and learning spaces, and expand undersized common areas at Jack Young Middle School. Read more about how we’re ahead of schedule at Jack Young Middle School here.


  • Project Location: 423 Linn Street, Baraboo, WI 53913
  • Completion Dates:
    • Phase I: August 2015
    • Phase II: August 2018
    • Phase III: August 2021
  • Architect: EUA
  • Owner Contact: Dr. Lori Mueller, District Administrator, (608) 355-3950 ext. 1010,
  • Project Cost: 
    • Phase I: $9,950,000
    • Phase II: $21,900,000
    • Phase III: $41,700,000

Baraboo High School

Jack Young Middle School

East Elementary School

Gordan L Wilson Elementary

North Freedom Elementary School

West Elementary School


  • Outdoor Learning Space Starts To Take Shape At Baraboo Elementary School: Click here
  • Baraboo Middle School Principal Retiring at The End of the School Year: Click here
  • Baraboo Middle Scho0ol Prepped for Construction: Click here
  • Baraboo Middle School Renovation Project Enters Next Phase of Design: Click here
  • Construction Crews Ready for Final Summer Push on Baraboo High School Renovations: Click here

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