The John Muir Elementary PTSA held their annual Welcome Back Social just a few days after school started. Families, staff and community members greeted one another and met Blitz, the Seattle Seahawks mascot.
Ella Baker Elementary School
New Elementary School - Redmond Ridge East
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.
LWSD's official press release: Students in Lake Washington School District will have a little more space to learn this fall.
The two new Lake Washington schools are designed to enhance learning and conserve natural resources.
Construction workers have been busy putting on the finishing touches at Ella Baker Elementary School. Enjoy these photos from construction in July.
Curbs and sidewalks are installed around the main entrance. Landscaping will begin this month.
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.
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.
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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