Seattle Public Schools


Levy Projects

Coe Capital Levy Projects

Building for Learning logo with school house and text "Building for Learning"Here you will find an overview of work completed at Coe funded by school levies.

Capital levies are a primary funding source for construction, renovations, safety and security upgrades, major maintenance, classroom technology and technology infrastructure, academics support projects and athletic field and track improvements.

Seismic Report : The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Earthquake safety/seismic improvements projects are funded through the voter-supported Building Excellence (BEX) and Buildings, Technology and Academics (BTA) capital levies. Visit the Capital Projects webpage to read the most recent report.

Building Excellence (BEX) at Coe


Levy Approved : 1995

Building Excellence I (BEX I) was the first Building Excellence Capital Levy. This $330 million capital levy was approved by Seattle voters in 1995 to replace, renovate and modernize schools throughout the district.

Project Description

New construction to replace historic school destroyed by fire.

  • Building Size: 68,048 gross square feet
  • Capacity: 445 students (grades K-5)
  • Site Size: 2.9 acres
  • Total Cost: $14.7 million
  • Completion Date: December 2002
  • Architect: Mahlum Architects
  • Contractor: Cree Construction Company
  • Award: One of three schools in the nation to receive the Architectural Excellence in Education award.


About BEX

The Building Excellence (BEX) Capital Levy funds projects such as those that modernize or replace aging buildings, fund technology for student learning, address earthquake and safety issues and major preventive maintenance needs throughout the district.

Buildings, Technology and Academics (BTA) at Coe


In February 2010, the $270M, six-year capital levy, Buildings, Technology and Academics III (BTA III), garnered support from 73.45 percent of those voting in the levy election. It was a renewal of the Buildings, Technology and Athletics (BTA II) levy, passed by voters in February 2004.

  • 2012 : Installed occupancy sensors for energy efficiency
  • 2011 : Installed energy-efficient pathway lighting controls

About BTA

The Buildings, Technology and Academics (BTA) Capital Levy supports the district’s long-range plans to upgrade and renovate aging school facilities and address enrollment growth.

The BTA IV Capital Levy was approved by voters in 2016. Seattle Public Schools will receive these levy funds from 2017 through 2022.