Dakota Valley High School

North Sioux City, South Dakota

W. A. Klinger was awarded the Construction Manager at Risk contract to build a new, larger Dakota Valley High School in North Sioux City, SD. The previous Dakota Valley High School was built over 20 years ago and had a 300 student capacity. When the project began, enrollment at the high school was 330, and was estimated to increase to 400 in two years’ time. The new building is designed to hold up to 500 students and to accommodate future expansion. 

The $27 million, 125,000 SF, 2-story facility includes more space for family and consumer science programs, an expanded special education section, a lab for technology courses, general use classrooms, a science lab, an industrial trades facility, a library with a new multimedia center, and a gymnasium.

Nothing was torn down to complete the new project. The new high school was built north of the K-12 campus and connects to the “old” high school, which is now used for fourth and fifth grade.

"Matt Thompson and W. A. Klinger were instrumental in serving as invaluable partners as we planned the design of the high school.  Significant cost savings were achieved by  utilizing their expertise as we developed plans.  Their guidance on costs for our various ideas helped us to maximize the amenities of the new  high school for the funds available.  Their guidance allowed us to propose a plan which came in under budget, allowing us to provide many upgrades and amenities for the final high school facility."

- Dr. Jerry Rasmussen, Superintendent, Dakota Valley School District