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Wing Luke Elementary School Replacement Project

New School Now Open

Teachers and staff welcomed students to their new school building on Monday, April 19, 2021. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Aug. 24, 2021.

Join Principal Carol Mendoza and Assistant Principal Jeff Case on a virtual tour.


  • Construction started: Summer 2019
  • Construction complete: March 2021
  • School opening: April 2021
  • Opening ceremony: Aug. 24, 2021

About the Project

Opened in 1971, the Wing Luke Elementary building had several major systems and structural challenges. The existing Wing Luke Elementary School will be replaced with a new school building, which was designed in close collaboration with the school community. It will celebrate and facilitate education and programming with a modern school designed to 21st century standards.

The new 82,000-square-foot school is designed for up to 500 elementary students, grades K-5. It includes six classrooms with toilets for kindergarten or grade 1, 16 classrooms for grades 1-5, four special education classrooms, one resource room, one occupational/physical therapy space, an art room, a music classroom, two early learning spaces, four learning commons, small group learning areas, a gymnasium, a library, a lunchroom/commons, and administration spaces. The core facilities (administrative, commons, gym) are sized to support 650 students, and the campus Master Plan includes a design for a 150-student addition.

Design: NAC Architecture

Construction: Phase I, Rhine Demolition; Phase II, Jody Miller Construction

Construction Management Firm: CBRE | Heery

Construction Manager, CBRE | HEERY Van Nguyen

Funding Source

Funded by the Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2013 and the Buildings, Technology, and Academics/Athletics III (BTA III) Capital Levy, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2009.

Project Budget

$47.5 million

Recent Progress

Progress updates are posted for the previous month the week after the monthly BEX and BTA Capital Levies Oversight Committee meetings. These meetings typically take place on the first Friday of each month.

Major Activity in June 2021

  • Completed asphalt in the south part of the site
  • Completed sod placement in playfield and began hydroseeding
  • Completed stripping and placed play equipment at playground
  • Installing Lithocrete dragon image in the courtyard concrete
  • Continuing commissioning and project closeout activities

Major Activity Planned for July 2021

  • Complete sitework activities.
  • Continue commissioning and project closeout  

Project Photos

April 2021: First day of in-person school at the new Wing Luke

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Wing Luke Elementary School
3701 S Kenyon St.
Seattle, WA 98118

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