West Seattle Elementary

Frequently Asked Questions

West Seattle Elementary Addition and Renovation

This page provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the West Seattle Elementary School addition and renovation project. We will continue to add questions and answers throughout the project.

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Who planned the addition?

Seattle Public Schools hired Miller Hayashi Architects to design the project. A School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) provided input into the design. The SDAT is comprised of school administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community members, as well as district staff and the design team.

When will the school building re-open?

The expanded and improved West Seattle Elementary is scheduled to open Fall 2022.

Where will students go to school during construction?

West Seattle Elementary will be temporarily located at Schmitz Park School at 500 SW Spokane Street. The school will move after school gets out for summer in June 2021. Students will start school in Fall 2021 at Schmitz Park. Transportation will be provided to take all students to school since the temporary location isn’t in the West Seattle Elementary walk zone.

Will all students return to the school?

That is currently the plan, however some students will finish elementary school before moving back to the expanded West Seattle Elementary School.

Will there be more students when the school opens?

West Seattle Elementary School will re-open with the same attendance area boundaries. The number of students is likely to be similar to existing enrollment. There aren’t any boundary changes planned before the school opens.

How many students will fit in the expanded school?

The school will now be designed to hold up to 500 students.