May 2011 Design: New BHS entrance, commons area and auditorium - southwest view

l Construction of an 840-seat performing arts center
l Remodeling and repurposing of rooms in the existing fine arts center
l Addition of a commons and new main office area
l Renovation of guidance offices and media center
l Relocation of student health services
l Additional of windows in existing building
l New District Administration Center (Attached to SW corner of BHS)

Live Construction Cam
Northwest corner of Bettendorf High School - new commons, main office, performing arts center.  
Live camera and feed provided by Russell Construction.

Performing Arts Center Addition
The performing arts center is the pinnacle of the high school facility project. The state-of-the-art addition will seat 840, two full BHS grade levels at one time.  The center is designed taking into consideration line of sight, sound quality, lighting, and more to meet the needs of all performing arts including theater, vocal music, band, and orchestra. The new venue will be able to host performances for all district schools as well as community events. It will also be used for presentations and lectures. (27,214 sq. ft.)

Fine Arts Renovation
The fine arts renovation will allow for the expansion of the high school green room, scene shop and makeup area. A rehearsal area is being created, in addition to more storage areas and restroom facilities. (3,589 sq. ft.)

New Entrance/Main Office
The new entrance will create a distinct entry area into the high school. The area design incorporates windows and a high ceiling for natural light. The new area will also allow for a more secure entry into the school utilizing a new access control system.

The high school main office will integrate attendance and activities offices, offering a greater convenience for parents and students. (6,111 sq. ft.)

New Commons Area
The new commons area will serve as space where students can come together and meet and relax. The area will have seating, an a la carte food area, wireless internet access, and restrooms. The commons will also be used as a multipurpose room for meetings and banquets. (5,740 sq. ft.)

Media Center Renovation
The renovation to the media center will create an area that can be adapted to the needs of the future. The new design takes into consideration the growing need for technology integration. Students will be able to gather together, work on research projects, or just sit in comfortable seats to read. An exterior hallway is being created outside the library allowing students to walk around, rather than through, the media center to access the business wing. (10,548 sq. ft.)

Guidance Department Renovation/New Health Office
The guidance renovation will allow counselors to better meet the needs of students and parents. The project will include enhanced offices and meeting rooms. Greater technology resources will also be incorporated in the area to allow
students to use online resources for post-secondary

A new health office will be located on the main floor next to the guidance office area providing greater convenience for students and parents. (9,714 sq. ft.)

Window Addition
New windows are being added to the west and south facades allowing natural light into second floor classrooms.  


District Administration Center
The administration center is currently located in the old Neil Armstrong Elementary building. The district central office was originally housed in the Ray Stensvad Administration Center (RSAC) at 3311 Central Avenue. The building was razed for the construction of the new Neil Armstrong Elementary.  

The new district administration center will be located on the southwest corner of the high school. Technology services will be brought back to the administration center and freeing up space at the Thomas Edison Education Center.
(10,715 sq. ft.)


Fine Arts Expansion
Performing Arts Center Additions
New Main Office & Commons
Media Center Renovation
Guidance Remodel
Additional Windows (math/social studies)

(Adjacent to High School)

District Facilities
Budget Discussion
(Includes Herbert Hoover)
Budget 10-04-11 (pdf)   

For all District Projects (Including Herbert Hoover)

Physical Plant & Equipment Levy (PPEL)

SAVE (Secure an Advanced Vision for Education) Fund State Sales/Use Tax for School Infrastructure

General Fund


Fall 2011 - Construction Begins

Projected Completion
District Administration Center - May 2012
Interior Renovations - Summer 2012
BHS Main Office - March 2013
Performing Arts center - March 2013

Last Modified: Jan 09, 2012
Bettendorf High School - 3333 18th Street, Bettendorf, IA 52722 - (563) 332-7001 Website questions or comments - email cmiller@bettendorf.k12.ia.us