Evergreen Middle School seventh-grader, Meha Shah, won the Award of Merit for her piece entitled Perseverance at this year’s state Reflections contest.
Ella Baker Elementary School
New Elementary School - Redmond Ridge East
Photo credit: Tim Rice Photography
This project is one of the new elementary schools to serve the Redmond Learning Community that was included in the Long-Term Facilities Planning Task Force recommendations. The new school would be built to house 690 elementary students.
Architect: DLR Group
Contractor: Lydig Construction
Location: Eastridge Drive NE, Redmond Ridge East
Square Footage: 78,000
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 will be developed in a process including public feedback that begins January 2017.
Teachers and staff were all smiles when they arrived at Ella Baker Elementary School. The new school, under construction at Redmond Ridge East, will help ease overcrowding by providing space for 690 elementary students.
Exterior metal panels and bricks are being installed at the new school.
The Ella Baker Bears and the Clara Barton Bobcats will bring their school spirit to the two new elementary schools in the fall.
All underground infrastructure as well as the structural support of the building are complete at the new elementary school in Redmond Ridge East.
Ella Baker was a hero of the Civil Rights Freedom Movement who inspired and guided emerging leaders such as Rosa Parks.
The New Elementary School in Redmond Ridge East will focus on creating global citizens through service learning. Incoming families have been sent a link to suggest names.
Steel assembly and installation for the building’s framework is underway at the new elementary school in Redmond Ridge East.
The concrete pour at the new elementary school in Redmond Ridge East.
Open-house style meetings gave parents and other community members a chance to view the preliminary designs for the new elementary school and the new middle school to be built in Redmond Ridge.
On June 7, 2017, Lake Washington School District celebrated milestones in two construction projects: consecutive groundbreakings for a new elementary school in Redmond Ridge East and a new middle school in Redmond Ridge.
On March 29, 2017, community members attended a “Good Neighbor” open house at Rosa Parks.
A community open-house style meeting gave parents and other community members a chance to view preliminary designs for the new elementary school and the new middle school to be built in Redmond Ridge.