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John Rogers

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.


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Learn what happens during these project phases
  • Pre-design phase complete
  • Schematic design phase complete
  • Design development phase in progress
  • Construction documents phase begins Fall 2022
  • Bid and award phase begins Winter 2023
  • Construction begins Summer 2023
  • School opens Fall 2025

Community Participation

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.

Virtual Community Meeting

Thank you to everyone who could join us for the community update on June 1, 2022.

Meeting recording

Meeting Presentation

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 August 2022

  • Ended draft SEPA comment period
  • Ended Departures comment period
  • Working on 30% street improvement plan (SIP)
  • Began Design Development phase
  • Started cost analysis and estimate for Design Documents

Major Activity Planned in September 2022

  • Publish final SEPA for comments
  • Meet with SPS internal stakeholders to review 100% Design Documents set

About the Project

The existing John Rogers Elementary School building will be removed. A new, 3-story school building will be constructed. When complete, the approximately 85,000 square foot school will provide permanent permanent space for up to 500 students with a planned expansion to 650 students at a future date if capacity is needed.

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.


For questions or comments about this project, please use our online Let’s Talk form.

Project Manager: Amanda Fulford,, 206-252-0697

John Rogers Elementary School
4030 NE 109th St
Seattle, WA 98125

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