Skip to content

St. Francis School District

Master Planning Leads to Successful $30.6M Referendum | St. Francis, WI

GROTH Design Group partnered with St. Francis School District to spearhead a district-wide facility assessment process to achieve a subsequently approved referendum for improvements to the district’s St. Francis High School, Deer Creek Intermediate School, and Willow Glen Primary School. The firm assisted with existing facility studies and created 40 different options which were vetted and studied based on associated tax-impact and feasibility. 

Options were then presented to the district and community to build consensus and buy-in, prior to going to a successful $30.6M referendum.

The following options were presented to the district and community to build consensus and buy-in, prior to going to a successful $30.6M referendum:

  • Renovations and additions at Willow Glen and Deer Creek School campuses
  • District-wide capital maintenance and building improvements
  • Safety, security and accessibility updates District-wide
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) additions and renovations at all schools
  • Upgrades to the Recreation Building
  • High School theater upgrades 
  • High School athletic facility upgrades and improvements 




Square Footage

26,000 high school
46,000 intermediate school
109, primary school


master planning
Adjacency Study
Design Development
Conceptual Renderings
construction Documents
consensus building
Furniture Consultation
Interior Design
schematic Design
site Planning

Related Work

Marquette University PA Program
Higher Education

Marquette University

Beyond its academic mission, this glassy, four-story facility will be welcoming and community-facing as the university begins to transform its Clybourn St. corridor.

Midvale Community Lutheran Church interior

Midvale Community Lutheran Church

This project resulted in the complete reorientation and remodeling of the worship space and gathering area at Midvale Community Lutheran Church.

St Matthias exterior

St. Matthias Episcopal

The project at St. Matthias Episcopal Church included the renovation and remodel of 3,000 square feet (most of the existing church).