John Rogers Elementary School Replacement Project
The existing school will be replaced with a new building.
John Rogers Elementary School has moved to the interim site at John Marshall School, 520 NE Ravenna Boulevard, for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 school years.
- Pre-design phase complete
- Schematic design phase complete
- Design development phase complete
- Construction documents and permitting phase complete
- Bid and award phase complete
- Construction is in progress
- School opens Fall 2025
In September, the project team:
- Completed 30 geothermal wells, about one-quarter of the total 105 wells.
- Continued importing soil from Montlake and John Baldwin projects.
- Demolished the existing building foundations.
In October, the project team will:
- Continue geothermal well drilling.
- Continue soil import.
- Excavate and grade soil.
- Begin lateral trenching for geothermal wells.
- Start installation of retaining walls.
November 29 Community Meeting
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Nov. 29.
June 2022 Virtual Community Meeting
Thank you to everyone who could join us for the community update on June 1, 2022.
Questions and Answers
Below you will find the questions/comments and answers from the June 1 meeting. We apologize for the delay in posting.
School Design Advisory Team (SDAT)
Early in the design process, representatives from the school community come together to form a school’s SDAT. SDATs typically include school and district staff, parents, and community members. Students are sometimes included for all or part of the process. The project construction managers also take part. Learn more about the John Rogers Elementary School SDAT.
About the Project
The existing school building will be demolished, and a new school building will be constructed. Site work will terrace the site and seamlessly connect the play field to the rest of the campus.
Designed for current and future students
The proposed design replaces the existing John Rogers Elementary School with a new, 82,000 square foot 2- and 3-story building. Once complete, the school will provide an equitable learning space for up to 500 K-5 elementary students and an area to expand the school in the future as enrollment grows.
Thanks to the work of the School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) — comprised of school leaders, parents, and community members — it will meet district educational standards for 500 students while also fulfilling the specific needs the specific needs of the John Rogers Elementary School community.
The school will nestle into a newly terraced site that will enhance connections to nature, play, and outdoor learning. Campus improvements will provide a safe site for all. A new network of pathways and street access will connect the neighborhood to the school.
Outdoor learning areas will be improved, including a new natural turf field and drainage system. Natural play areas will connect students to the site.
Safety and security
Visitors will enter through a secure main entrance that invites you into the administrative office for check-in before entering the school. All other doors will be locked during the school day.
Building for a sustainable future
The new John Rogers Elementary is being designed as Seattle Public Schools’ first Net-Zero Energy building, and includes:
- Daylight in all classrooms and learning spaces
- Highly efficient heating and fresh air ventilation
- Geothermal wells to use energy from the ground for heating and cooling
- Solar panels to use energy from the sun
Site size: The 9.1 acre site is partially in the flood plain for Thornton Creek.
Architect: DLR Group
General Contractor/Construction Management Firm (GC/CM): Lydig Construction
Project Budget: $91.5M
Funding Source: Funded by the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy, approved by Seattle voters in 2019.
Project Manager: Amanda Fulford, email@example.com, 206-252-0697
John Rogers Elementary School
4030 NE 109th St
Seattle, WA 98125