Seattle Public Schools



Sacajawea Elementary School Design Project

Funding is included in the Building Excellence V Capital Levy (BEX V) to design replacement of the Sacajawea Elementary School. Funding for construction is subject to voter approval of the Building Excellence VI Capital Levy (BEX VI), which is expected to be on the ballot in February 2025.


construction phase graphic showing that the school is in the Schematic Design phase
Learn what happens during these phases
  • Predesign: Complete.
  • Schematic Design: In process.
  • Design Development: Estimated start Spring 2024
  • Construction Documents and Permitting: Estimated start Fall 2024
  • Bid and Award Contracts: Estimated start Spring 2025 pending voter approval of capital levy in February 2025
  • Construction: Estimated start Summer 2025 pending voter approval of capital levy in February 2025
  • Open: Estimated September 2027 pending voter approval of capital levy in February 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 Sacajawea Elementary School SDAT.

Project Progress

Major activity in January 2024

  • Submitted Building and Land Use pre-application site visit request to city.
  • Completed SDAT workshops.

About the Project

This is a project to design and construct a replacement for Sacajawea Elementary School. It is currently funded for design only, and construction is expected to be included in the February 2025 capital levy.

The new school building will be approximately 82,000 square feet and designed to provide space for up to 550 students in PreK through grade 5. The new school will meet the criteria outlined in the elementary educational specifications for 500 students. Classroom clusters will surround learning commons. The school will include a library, gymnasium, commons/lunchroom, and other spaces designed for student educational success. Related site work will include parking, playfields, hillside improvements, and utilities.

Project Manager: David L. Jackson

Project Design: NAC Architecture

Funding Source — Design Only: Building Excellence V Capital Levy (BEX V), approved by voters in 2019. Construction phase subject to voter approval of capital levy in February 2025.

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