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Mariemont City Schools

Mariemont High School's academic, performing arts, and athletic spaces will be updated.

Mariemont City Schools is making improvements to the Mariemont City High School campus including construction and renovation of existing facilities for academics, athletics and performing arts. The project will consist of a gut rehab of the existing Mariemont High School. Specifically, existing classrooms will be replaced with new classrooms, new laboratories and collaboration spaces, and new secure entrances. The existing auditorium and performing arts space will be renovated. The athletic areas will receive infrastructure repairs and replacements. The mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology systems throughout the entire facility will be replaced. The entire facility will also receive new windows and roofs, new and renovated restroom facilities, new ADA accessibility features, updated security features, and site and access improvements, including a new secondary access drive.

The current high school was built in 1970. In 2000, the Mariemont City School District completed some renovations on the current high school. Otherwise, the current high school has not seen substantial renovation. The current high school consists of approximately 155,000 square feet, with a capacity of 600 students. The current enrollment at the high school is 526 students. Following the completion of the project, the high school will consist of approximately 165,000 square feet.

In November 2018, the voters of the school district approved a new 5.75‐mill permanent improvements levy in support of the project. More information regarding the project can be accessed at:

The Port’s Role:

The Port has entered into a long‐term lease with the Mariemont City School District and issue tax‐exempt lease revenue bonds up to $45,000,000 to finance a total gut rehab of its current high school facility, which was built in 1970, with new technology, ADA accessibility and to accommodate its growing student body.


  • 10,000 SQF of new learning space for the 500+ students enrolled in Mariemont High School

Project Specs:

  • Infrastructure repairs and replacements in athletic areas
  • Renovations to the auditorium and performing arts spaces
  • Academic pods will be replaced with a new academic wing including secure entry and new classrooms, labs, and collaboration spaces


"The District  was able to seek financing in conjunction with The Port that allowed for favorable terms for both the District and its residents.  This structure allowed for the repayment term to be extended in order to maximize the project budget and lower the annual cost to the residents."

Tom Golinar, Treasurer / CFO, Mariemont City Schools