Love the Environment, Ride Your Bike, be Healthy

As Earth Day approaches, Rose Hill Elementary staff, alumni and community members took a moment to honor a former teacher, who was also a strong advocate for protecting our environment. Cass Avery was a teacher at Rose Hill Elementary for over 10 years.

Groundbreaking ceremony at Peter Kirk Elementary School

We are Peter Kirk!” Students sang enthusiastically during the ceremonial groundbreaking for Peter Kirk Elementary School on March 30. The new building will house 690 students and is expected to open in September 2019.

School Library Month in LWSD

Throughout April, librarians across the district will hold special events in celebration of School Library Month.



Old Redmond Schoolhouse

We are here: phase 4, design development

Project Information

Front entrance of the Old Redmond School HouseThe Old Redmond Schoolhouse, which opened in 1922, is located on the Redmond Elementary Campus. The building, which previously served as an elementary school, has been leased to the City of Redmond since 1997 and is used as a community center.

The Long-Term Facilities Task Force recommended the district reacquire the school and make renovations so that it can be used for preschool classrooms. The old school can’t be used for K-12 classrooms, as the district previously received state funding to replace the building when the new Redmond Elementary project was completed.

Architect: Not selected yet
Contractor: Not selected yet
Location: 16600 NE 80th St, Redmond
Square Footage: 40,000
Spaces: 10 preschool classrooms, gymnasium, cafeteria/commons
Estimated Project Cost: $7,837,000 (Includes construction costs of $4.8 million 2016 dollars, $2.3 million in non-construction costs, and $.7 million in expected construction inflation)
Planned opening:2019

Project Updates

Design Phase

Posted April 2, 2018
The Old Redmond Schoolhouse project is in the design phase. This site will house a preschool center and will open in fall 2019. The City of Redmond is leasing the space through May. Once the lease is up, the district will begin preparing the building for construction.

Transitioning programs out of the Old Redmond Schoolhouse

Posted December 8, 2017
District staff have been working closely with the city on transitioning programs out of the Old Redmond Schoolhouse when their lease ends on May 31, 2018 so that the district can begin its project. The City has been working on finding alternative spaces for their community programs and they informed us that they will have all their users out of the building by the end of March so that they can use the remaining months to remove city property, transfer utilities, etc. Visit the City of Redmond website for more information.

Building Condition/Current Situation

The district preschool programs include serving student ages three to five years old that qualify for Special Education. Students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are also served in Head Start and Ready Start programs. Additional preschool spots are made available for a fee on a space available basis. These programs are currently being offered in some elementary schools. They serve students from several neighboring elementary school boundaries.

Upgrading the Old Redmond Schoolhouse facility and using it for preschool classrooms would free up classrooms now used to house preschool at elementary schools. Those classrooms would be able to accommodate additional elementary students.