John Rogers Elementary School Replacement Project
The existing school will be replaced with a new building. John Rogers Elementary School will move to an interim site during construction.
- Pre-design phase complete
- Schematic design phase complete
- Design development phase complete
- Construction documents and permitting in progress
- Bid and award phase begins Spring 2023
- Construction begins Summer 2023
- School opens Fall 2025
November 29 Community Meeting
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Nov. 29.
Here is the presentation from the meeting.
You can view the video of the meeting below.
June 2022 Virtual Community Meeting
Thank you to everyone who could join us for the community update on June 1, 2022.
June 22, 2022 Meeting Presentation
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.
Progress updates are posted for the previous month.
Major Activity in April 2023
- Completed 90% construction documents
- Completed constructability and accessibility review
- Submitted early site grading and demolition permit corrections
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 (BEXBuilding Excellence Capital Levy provides resources for school construction, renovations, and additions. More V) Capital Levy, approved by Seattle voters in 2019.
For questions or comments about this project, please use our online Let’s Talk form.
Project Manager: Amanda Fulford, email@example.com, 206-252-0697
John Rogers Elementary School
4030 NE 109th St
Seattle, WA 98125