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LWSD bus driver puts students first during smoke scare

Wade Minor, Lake Washington School District bus driver, acted quickly when smoke appeared in the back of the bus. Minor was transporting approx. 20 students when a mechanical issue forced him to pull over the afternoon of Sept. 6.

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    Ella Baker Elementary School

    New Elementary School - Redmond Ridge East

    We are here: phase 7, occupancy

    Project Updates

    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.

    New elementary schools countdown: 100 days!

    Like other elementary schools, Clara Barton Elementary in north Redmond and Ella Baker Elementary at Redmond Ridge east will host meet-and-greets leading up to the first day of school. But for the planning principals, there is still work to do.

    Aerial Photos

    Photo credit: Tim Rice Photography

    Drawings and site plans

    Project Information

    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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