Rebuild and Enlarge Alcott Elementary

Alcott Elementary is our oldest elementary school facility, originally built in 1986. A rebuilt school could add permanent capacity for up to 207 students and would be completed in 2027. All renderings are proof of concept and may not reflect the final design.

Construction phase one: Pre-Design

Project Updates

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Levy will focus on replacing four aging schools and upgrading/modernizing the fieldhouse and community pool at Juanita High School.

Redmond, Wash. – At the May 20, 2024, Board Meeting, Lake Washington School District proposed a Building Excellence Capital Construction Levy ballot measure for the November 5, 2024, election.

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We want to sincerely thank all the staff members and families who came to the community open house in late February to provide input into the possibility of relocating Alcott Elementary to Site 44 (Cadman Property), as well as those who provided input through the online form.

Alcott Design Draft

On Thursday, February 29, 2024, members of Lake Washington School District’s facilities team met with staff, families and community members from Alcott Elementary to discuss the future of their school community.

Construction Update Phase 2

At the November 20 School Board Study Session, Associate Superintendent Barbara Posthumus, Superintendent Holmen and Executive Director of Support Services Brian Buck shared an update to Phase 2 of the Building Excellence Plan.

Project Information

This project will rebuild and enlarge Alcott Elementary School. The Facility Advisory Committee recommended this project. 

Location: 4213 - 228th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98053 
Built: 1986 
Architect:  Mahlum Architects 
Contractor: BNBuilders 
Square Footage: 78,000
Capacity: 690 students 
Permanent Capacity Add: 207 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: $86.8 million 
Planned opening: 2027 

Remodel vs. Rebuild 
A remodel vs. rebuild study concluded that rebuilding a new school would be more cost-effective than remodeling and enlarging the existing school. A new building would bring the entire school under one roof and limit access points to enhance safety. 

State construction assistance 
Due to its age, the school is eligible for state funds for renovation or replacement. The amount the district expects to receive in State Construction Funding Assistance for this project is TBD. 

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