Building Conditions

Seismic Information

Seismic Reports for Seattle Public Schools

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Earthquake Safety/Seismic improvements projects have been completed at Seattle Public Schools’ buildings to meet applicable city codes at the time of construction.

Seattle Public Schools will continue to implement earthquake safety improvements/seismic retrofits to all of our school buildings on a predictable schedule that prioritizes the need for seismic improvements based on the most recent engineering studies. Our mission is to ensure a safe teaching and learning environment for students and staff. Seattle Public Schools Building Excellence (BEX) and Buildings, Technology and Academics (BTA) capital levies, approved by Seattle voters, provide funding for earthquake safety improvement/seismic retrofits for our school buildings.

The City of Seattle has produced a list of Unreinforced Concrete Masonry (URM) buildings. The District Buildings on City of Seattle’s Unreinforced Masonry (URM) List  reports buildings owned by Seattle Public Schools and their seismic status.

Earthquake Safety/Seismic Improvements

Seattle Public Schools’ Seismic Improvements for Earthquake Safety
Completed/To Be Completed
– update October 2020

School Building: Year of Most Recent Seismic Improvements

Adams, John Elementary: 2017

Addams, Jane Middle School: 2016 (additional work scheduled 2024-25)

African American Academy (Rising Star Elementary): 2020

Alki Elementary: 2019 (BEX V replacement expected to open 2025)

Arbor Heights Elementary: 2016

Bagley, Daniel Elementary: 2020

Ballard High School: 1999

Beacon Hill International Elementary: 2020

Blaine, Catharine K-8: 2019

Boren, Louisa STEM K-8: 2013

Broadview-Thomson K-8: 2020

Bryant Elementary: 2001

Cascade Parent Partnership (@North Queen Anne): 2014 (additional work scheduled for 2021)

Cascadia Elementary: 2017

Cedar Park Elementary: 2015

Chief Sealth High School: 2010

Cleveland STEM High School: 2005

Coe, Frances Elementary: 2003 (addition expected to be completed 2021)

Columbia School: 2011 (additional work scheduled for 2023)

Concord Elementary: 2000

Cooper (Pathfinder Elementary): 2000

Day, B.F. Elementary: 2017

Dearborn Park International Elementary: 2018

Decatur, Stephen Elementary: 2017

Denny International Middle School: 2011

Dunlap Elementary 2000

Eagle Staff, Robert Middle School: 2017

Eckstein Middle School: 2019

Emerson Elementary: 2001

Fairmount Park Elementary: 2014

Franklin High School: 2015 (additional work scheduled for 2021)

Garfield High School: 2006

Gatewood Elementary: 2017

Gatzert, Bailey Elementary: 2008

Genesee Hill Elementary: 2016

Graham Hill Elementary: 2003 (additional work scheduled for 2022)

Green Lake Elementary: 2001

Greenwood Elementary: 2002

Hale, Nathan High School: 2012

Hamilton International Middle School: 2010

Hawthorne Elementary: 2011

Hay, John Elementary: 2013

Highland Park Elementary: 1999

Hughes, E.C. School (Roxhill Elementary): 2018

Ingraham High School: 2019

Kimball Elementary: 2015 (BEX V replacement expected to open 2023)

King, Jr., Martin Luther Elementary: 2006

Kurose, Aki Middle School: 1994

Lafayette Elementary: 2005 (additional work scheduled for 2021)

Latona (John Stanford International Elementary): 2000

Laurelhurst Elementary: 2019

Lawton Elementary: 2008

Leschi Elementary: 2018

Licton Springs K-8 (Webster School): 2021

Lincoln High School: 2019 (additional work scheduled 2021-22)

Lowell Elementary: 2018

Loyal Heights Elementary: 2018

Luke, Wing Elementary: 2021

Madison, James Middle School: 2004

Madrona Elementary, 2002

Magnolia Elementary, 2019

Mann, Horace (Nova High School), 2015

Maple Elementary: 2020

Marshall, John Interim Site: 2014

Marshall, Thurgood Elementary: 2008 (additional work scheduled for 2022)

McClure Middle School: 2003

McDonald International Elementary: 2012

McGilvra Elementary, 2015

Meany Middle School: 2017

Mercer, Asa, International Middle School: 1989 (BEX V replacement expected to open 2025)

Minor, T.T. (Seattle World School): 2016

Monroe (Salmon Bay K-8): 2017

Montlake Elementary: 2006 (BEX V major renovation expected to open 2025)

Muir, John Elementary: 2015

North Beach Elementary: 2008 (additional work scheduled for 2021-22)

North Queen Anne (Cascade Parent Partnership): 2014 (additional work scheduled for 2021)

Northgate Elementary: 1992 (BEX V replacement expected to open 2023)

Nova High School (@ Horace Mann): 2015

Old Hay (Queen Anne Elementary): 2019

Olympic Hills Elementary: 2017

Olympic View Elementary: 2019

Orca K-8 (@Whitworth): 2020

Pathfinder K-8 (@Cooper): 2000

Pinehurst School (Hazel Wolf K-8): 2016

Queen Anne Elementary (@Old Hay): 2019

Queen Anne Gymnasium (Interagency): 1995 (additional work scheduled for 2023)

Rainier Beach High School: 2003 (BEX V replacement expected to open 2025)

Rainier View Elementary: 2001

Rising Star Elementary (@African American Academy): 2020

Rogers, John Elementary: 2007 (BEX V replacement expected to open 2025)

Roosevelt High School: 2004

Roxhill Elementary (@E.C. Hughes): 2018

Roxhill School: 2002

Sacajawea Elementary: 2015

Salmon Bay K-8 (@Monroe): 2017

Sand Point Elementary: 2019

Sanislo Elementary: 1998

Schmitz Park School Interim Site: 2001 (additional work scheduled for 2025)

Seattle World School (@T.T. Minor): 2016

Seward (TOPS K-8): 1999

South Lake High School: 2004

South Shore K-8: 2009

Stanford, John Center for Educational Excellence (District Office): 2001

Stanford, John International Elementary (@Latona): 2000

Stevens Elementary: 2001

TOPS K-8 (@Seward): 1999

Thornton Creek Elementary: 2016

Van Asselt School Interim Site: 2013 (BEX V addition expected to open 2023)

View Ridge Elementary: 2019

Viewlands Elementary: 2011 (BEX V replacement expected to open 2023)

Washington Middle School: 1979 (additional work scheduled for 2021)

Webster, David School (Licton Springs K-8): 2021

Wedgwood Elementary: 2020

West Seattle Elementary: 2007

West Seattle High School: 2002

West Woodland Elementary: 1991 (addition and improvements to be completed in 2021)

Whitman Middle School: 1995

Whittier Elementary: 1999

Whitworth (Orca K-8): 2020

Wolf, Hazel K-8 (@Pinehurst School): 2016