Prior Lake High School


Prior Lake, MN

At an escalating rate, high schools are becoming de facto community centers and hubs for athletics at all levels. Like the neighboring communities it serves, the Prior Lake-Savage School District has been growing rapidly, with enrollment at Prior Lake High School expected to top 3,000 in grades 9 through 12 within a few years. With no community center to siphon off the growing demand for youth athletic facilities, the school district has shouldered the expanding load. Fall 2017, the district passed a $109.3 million bond referendum that included funds for additional athletic facilities.

Included in the bond referendum was $46.8 million for additions to the high school, including the new activity center with four courts and a weight room.  The new activity center will benefit Prior Lake in more ways than one. It’s not just a facility for high school sports, but also an asset to the community.

The facility can be used in multiple ways, including four basketball and tennis courts and six volleyball courts. There’s a four-lane walking track, four batting cages, two hitting nets and a mat hoist that will house cheerleading and wrestling mats. There’s also potential to expand the current intramural basketball program and move school dances to the activity center along with larger community events.

Wells manufactured and installed more than 20,000 sq. ft. of precast components for the field house portion of this project, include wall panels and hollowcore plank.  Architectural insulated wall panels showcase a beautiful mix of acid etch, sandblast and reveals for a façade that matches nicely with the high school’s current exterior.

A combination of precast members within a field house is the perfect solution for schools and community sports parks. All locker rooms, training facilities, offices, equipment storage and utility needs in one cost-effective, consolidated space with flexible design options. We have finishes and color options to match your existing structures and design requirements. Weather-tight and resistant to disaster and vandalism, these buildings require very limited maintenance, giving you decades of cost-effective service.

ProductPiecesSquare Feet
Wall – Architectural Insulated5714,034
Wall – Architectural Solid2128
Wall – Structural Solid335,069