Building for the Future, construction in District 156

McHenry Community High School building and facility improvements

Thanks to the support of our community, District 156 has been engaged in a multi-year building and athletic facility improvement program as a result of the successful passage of a bond referendum in 2018.

Starting in 2019, the facility upgrade program included several components, most notably the construction of the 70,000-square-foot Center for Science, Technology and Industry, which opened at Upper Campus in 2021. Significant improvements have also been made to McCracken Athletic Field.

Much of the work culminated with the reorganization of district schools, making the former East Campus into the Freshman Campus and the former West Campus into Upper Campus. Please see the attached links to see more details about building and facility improvements, including detailed reports highlighting big changes along the way.

As a result of the community's continuing investment in District 156, our improvement projects continue. Please read on for the most recent renovation news.

Summer 2022

Freshman Campus

  • New secure entrance

  • Roof overlay for upper gym

  • New serving line and refrigeration units in cafeteria

  • Walk-in freezer replacement

  • New sound panels, painting and carpeting in the theater

McCracken Field

  • New artificial turf multi-use football, soccer, and lacrosse

  • New running track

Upper Campus

  • Sand and refinish Buckner gym floor

  • New lighting in the auditorium

Summer 2021

Freshman Campus

  • Flooring replacement throughout

  • Locker replacement throughout

Upper Campus

  • New College and Career Center

  • New art rooms

  • New music rooms

  • New and renovated office areas

  • Renovated and repaved parking lots

Freshman Campus

Upper Campus

Get a look at our newly expanded and renovated buildings by visiting the Virtual Tours page.