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 phase in progress
- Bid and award phase begins Winter 2023
- Construction begins Summer 2023
- School opens Fall 2025
November 29 Community Meeting
We’ll be holding our next virtual community meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m.
At the meeting, we’ll introduce the project team, update you on the most recent designs, and answer questions.
Microsoft Teams meeting
- Meeting ID: 224 581 358 274
- Passcode: xKpgL9
NOTE: If you want to join the meeting use Microsoft Teams, you’ll want to make sure to set up the app before the meeting. You can download the app for your computer or mobile device from Microsoft.
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.
Progress updates are posted for the previous month.
Major Activity in October 2022
- Submitted 60% street improvement plan to Seattle Department of Transportation
- Published final SEPA for comments
- Met with district Those student, families and community groups impacted by proposed policy, program or to review Design Development documents
- Completed Design Development phase and moved to Construction Documents phase
Major Activity Planned in November 2022
- Hold virtual community meeting to share refined design and respond to questions
- Begin preparing Construction Documents
- Complete SEPA process
- Continue Departures process
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 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 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 (Building Excellence Capital Levy provides resources for school construction, renovations, and additions. 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