Ella Baker Elementary School
New Elementary School - Redmond Ridge East
It is with gratitude that we share this video of the moments that made 2018 a year to remember.
Empowering students to be changemakers was a common theme during the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Ella Baker Elementary School on Oct. 5. Ella Baker was a leader and mentor during the Civil Rights movement.
As a thank you to our community, we want to share these new schools with you. LWSD, Ella Baker Elementary, Clara Barton Elementary and the PTSAs are teaming up to offer tours to the public.
Excited parents and students filled the halls of the district’s two new elementary schools during Meet and Greet events on Aug. 30.
While preparing for the first day, Principal Kim Bilanko spoke about the student-centered design of Ella Baker Elementary School.
Photo credit: Tim Rice Photography
Architect: DLR Group
Contractor: Lydig Construction
Location: 9595 Eastridge Dr. N.E., Redmond Ridge East
Square Footage: 78,000
Capacity: 690 students
Spaces: 30 standard classrooms plus music, art/science rooms, ELL/SN/special education, library, cafeteria/commons, gymnasium, and outdoor covered play area
Estimated Project Cost: 43,257,000 (Includes construction costs of $26.5 million in 2016 dollars, $12.7 million in non-construction costs, and $4 million in expected construction inflation)
Planned opening: 2018
Neighborhood boundaries: Boundaries were developed in a process including public feedback. The final boundary recommendations were approved in November 2017.
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