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Seattle Public School Histories 1862-2000

Seattle is a city rich with neighborhoods. Concurrent with the development of those neighborhoods was the birth and development of neighborhood schools. It is the purpose of this work to present a brief history of each school that has operated within the Seattle School District since its origin, which may extend back as far as 1862, seven years before the city was incorporated.

The ‘Building for Learning: Seattle Public School Histories, 1862-2000’ book written by Nile Thompson and Carolyn J. Marr is for sale ($20). Please email the Records and Archives staff to ask about purchasing a copy. Or read the different histories here via the following links.

Building Names

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A

Adams   
Addams (Jane Addams)     
African American Academy     
Alki   
Allen (John B. Allen)     
Arbor Heights     
AS #1, see Pinehurst

B

Bagley (Daniel Bagley)     
Ballard   
Bay View, see Webster  
Beacon Hill    
Bell Town, see Denny    
Blaine (Catherine Blaine)     
Boren (Louisa Boren)     
Briarcliff    
Brighton    
Broadview    
Broadview-Thomson  
Broadway    
Bryant (William Cullen Bryant)     
Burbank

C

Cascade    
Cedar Park     
Central School Ballard, See Ballard    
Central I     
Central II     
Cleveland (Grover Cleveland)    
Coe (Frantz H. Coe)    
Colman, see Marshall, Thurgood     
Columbia, see also Lowell    
Columbia Annex     
Concord   
Cooper (Frank B. Cooper)    
Crown Hill

D

Day (B.F. Day)    
Dearborn Park     
Decatur (Stephen Decatur)     
Denny (David T. Denny – Belltown)    
Denny (David T. Denny – West Seattle)    
Denny-Fuhrman, see Seward    
Dunlap     
Duwamish Bend, see Holgate

E

East High, see Garfield     
East Side School, see Irving     
Eckstein (Nathan Eckstein)    
Edison    
Edison Boat     
EmersonF

Fairmount Park     
Fairview    
Fauntleroy    
Franklin   
Franklin School, see Washington

G

Garfield (James A. Garfield)     
Gatewood    
Gatzert (Bailey Gatzert)     
Genesee Hill     
Georgetown    
Girls’ Parental School, see Martha Washington    
Goodhue (Nellie Goodhue)    
Graham Hill     
Green Lake    
Greenwood

H

Hale (Nathan Hale)     
Haller Lake     
Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton)     
Harrison, see King    
Hawthorne    
Hay (John Hay)     
High Point     
Highland Park    
Holgate    
Holgate Aircraft    
Hughes (E.C. Hughes)

I

Ingraham (Edward S. Ingraham)    
Interbay    
Interlake    
Irving

J

Jackson St. School, see Rainier     
Jefferson

K

Kimball (Captain George W. Kimball)    
King (Martin Luther King)    
Kurose (Aki Kurose)

L

Lafayette    
Lake, see McGilvra     
Lake City     
Lake Union, see Latona     
Lakewood, see Hawthorne     
Latona     
Laurelhurst    
Lawton    
Leschi    
Lincoln    
Longfellow, see Meany     
Lowell   
Loyal Heights    
Luke (Wing Luke)

M

Madison (James Madison)     
Madrona    
Magnolia    
Main Street School, see Gatzert    
Mann (Horace Mann)     
Maple    
Maple Leaf     
Marshall (John Marshall)     
Marshall (Thurgood Marshall)     
McClure (Worth McClure)     
McDonald (F.A. McDonald)    
McGilvra (John J. McGilvra)     
Meany (Edmond S. Meany)    
Mercer ; see also Mercer, Asa     
Minor (T.T. Minor)     
Monroe (James Monroe)    
Montlake     
Muir (John Muir)

N

North School     
North Beach     
North Queen Anne     
Northgate

O

Oak Lake     
Olympic     
Olympic Hills     
Olympic View    
Orca, see Columbia     
Orthopedic Hospital

P

Pacific    
Parental School, see Burbank     
Park School, see Allen    
Pathfinder, see Genesee     
Pinehurst    
Pontius, see Lowell    
Portage, see Montlake

Q

Queen Anne    
Queen Anne, see West Queen Anne

R

Rainier    
Rainier Beach     
Rainier View     
Rainier Vista, see Columbia Annex    
Randell, see Madrona     
Ravenna    
Riverside, see Cooper    
Rogers (John Rogers)     
Roosevelt (Theodore Roosevelt)     
Ross    
Roxhill

S

Sacajawea   
Salmon Bay, also see Lawton     
Sand Point     
Sanislo (Captain Stephen E. Sanislo)     
Schmitz Park     
Sealth (Chief Noah Sealth)     
Seattle High School, See Broadway    
Seward (William Henry Seward)
Sharples, see Kurose     
Sixth St. School, see Central II     
South Park, see Concord     
South School, see Gatzert  
South Seattle     
South Shore     
Stevens (Isaac I. Stevens)     
Summit , see also Addams

T

Thomson, see Broadview-Thomson     
TOPS, see Seward     
20th Ave School, see Meany 

U

University    
University Heights

V

Van Asselt (Henry Van Asselt)     
View Ridge
Viewlands

W

Walla Walla, see Mann     
Warren Avenue     
Washington    
Washington (Martha Washington)     
Webster    
Wedgwood   
West Hill, see Hughes     
West Queen Anne     
West Seattle, see Lafayette    
West Seattle     
West Woodland     
Wetmore, see Muir     
Whitman (Marcus Whitman)     
Whittier (John Greenleaf Whittier)     
Whitworth (Reverend George F. Whitworth)     
Wilson (Woodrow Wilson)

Y

Yesler School, see Bryant
York, see Muir
Youngstown, see Cooper