Future Chef Competition

Fourth and fifth-grade students from 14 LWSD schools participated in the 12th Annual “Future Chef” Competition on March 6.



    Peter Kirk Elementary School

    We are here: Phase 6, Construction

    Project Updates

    A 3D virtual tour of the new Peter Kirk Elementary

    The rebuilt and enlarged Peter Kirk Elementary will open in September 2019. Principal Monica Garcia hosts a tour of the new building.

    Six-month countdown: Five new schools opening in September

    Aerial photos of construction projects

    Enjoy this bird’s-eye view of the new schools opening in six months: Timberline Middle School (the new middle school at Redmond Ridge); rebuilt and enlarged Peter Kirk Elementary and Margaret Mead Elementary; and the first phase of rebuilt and enlarged Juanita High School. We have also posted updated photos of the interior remodel happening at Old Redmond Schoolhouse. The building will open with preschool classrooms in the fall.

    Weather impacts: The district is working with our partners to ensure projects stay on schedule despite February’s record snowfall.

    Kirk Elementary - February 2019 update

    weatherproofing, staff tour, snow during construction

    • Building weatherproofing (orange in photo) is complete.
    • Staff had their first chance to tour the new building in February.
    • Framing is complete.
    • Drywall installation has begun.
    Kirk January 2019 updates: Framing and mechanical installation in progress

    Collage: Mechanical installation, principal and superintendent, exterior framing

    • Principal Monica Garcia and Superintendent Dr. Jane Stavem walked the construction site.
    • Interior mechanical, plumbing and fire sprinkler installation is in progress.
    • Gym/Commons exterior framing is in progress.
    2016 Bond Projects: A Year in Review

    It is with gratitude that we share this video of the moments that made 2018 a year to remember. We celebrated the grand openings of two new elementary schools and progress continues on the remaining 2016 bond projects at Juanita High School, Peter Kirk Elementary, Margaret Mead Elementary, Old Redmond Schoolhouse and the new middle school at Redmond Ridge newly named Timberline Middle School.

    As we look ahead to 2019, we look forward to providing additional space for more students as we open new schools and rebuild and expand other schools. All of the capital improvement projects add quality learning spaces for students. Even with the addition of these learning spaces, the district has ongoing critical capacity needs because of our rapid growth and will propose a Capital Projects Levy to voters in April of 2019.   

    Thank you to the communities of Lake Washington School District for your ongoing support for providing great places for students to learn!

    Aerial Photos

    Photo credit: Tim Rice Photography

    Drawings and Site Plans

    Project Information

    This project will rebuild and enlarge Peter Kirk Elementary School. The Long-Term Facilities Task Force recommended this project.

    Architect: Studio Meng Strazzara
    Contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis
    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: $44,987,000 (includes construction costs of $26.5 million in 2016 dollars, $12.7 million in non-construction costs, and $5.7 million in expected construction inflation)
    Planned opening: September 2019

    Remodel vs. Rebuild
    A Remodel vs Rebuild Study concluded rebuilding a new school would be more cost effective than remodeling and enlarging the existing school. The current school consists of multiple small buildings made of cinder block. A new building would bring the entire school under one roof and limit access points into the building to enhance safety.

    State construction assistance
    Due to its age, the school became eligible for state funds for renovation or replacement in 2005. The district expects to receive $3 million in State Construction Funding Assistance for this project.

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