Community invited to groundbreaking for the project to rebuild and enlarge Juanita High School

    Building on Success logoProject funded by $398 million bond approved by voters in April 2016

    Redmond, Wash. -- Community members, families, students and staff are invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the project to rebuild and enlarge Juanita High School. The event is planned for Tuesday, June 6, at 2:45 p.m. at the school. The ceremony will take place between the main campus and the fieldhouse.  

    Dr. Traci Pierce, Superintendent, will speak at the event. School Board members and district leaders will also attend.

    Integrus Architecture designed the building. Plans incorporated feedback from staff, parents and community members. 

    The project will be built in three phases by Cornerstone Contractors. This phased approach will reduce the reliance on portable classrooms during the construction process. It will enable some areas of the school such as the cafeteria and library to move directly to the new building. The phasing also means that the school will be completed in summer 2020, one year earlier than originally planned.

    The project is funded by a $398 million-dollar bond measure approved by voters in April 2016. These school projects are needed to accommodate rapidly growing enrollment, and to address aging facilities.  LWSD is the fastest-growing district in King County. With an enrollment of 29,008, it is the third largest district in the State.

    Projects on this bond measure are part of the recommendations made by a Long-Range Facilities Planning Task Force. The task force’s work addresses the district’s growing enrollment and aging schools through 2029-30. To construct all the projects recommended by the task force, the district has proposed additional bonds for consideration in 2018, 2022 and 2026. 

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    Lake Washington is a high-performing, fast-growing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the third largest district in the state of Washington, with over 29,000 students in 52 schools.