Arbor Heights Elementary

3701 SW 104th St.
Seattle, WA 98146
Main Office: 206-252-9250
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Main Office: 206-252-9250
Fax: 206-252-9251

Arbor Heights School Profile

Attendance Area School Attendance Area

School Leadership and Board District

Building History and Information: Building History

Community Partners at Arbor Heights Community resources and programs at Arbor Heights Elementary


CSIP and School Report

About CSIP

The Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) is an action plan for each school that identifies the areas a school plans to focus on in the current and coming school year, the performance goals they want students to achieve, and how the school plans to collaboratively meet these goals.

The plans are updated regularly to reflect the strategies being used at each school. This document also serves as the school-wide improvement plan for our Title I schools

About School Reports

School Reports show a brief snapshot of a school’s academic growth, student climate, accountability, family and staff engagement, and overall school performance.

School reports are produced by the State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for each school and district in the state and updated periodically throughout the year as data becomes available.

Questions about school reports? Contact us: Research and Evaluation Department, research@seattleschools.org

About School Climate Surveys

School Climate Surveys are used for school-level improvements, climate surveys are given to all staff, students and families each year. The staff and student surveys are given to respective groups in person at schools; the family survey occurs in the spring.

Arbor Heights Levy Projects

Here you will find an overview of work completed by school levies.

Levies are a primary funding source for construction, renovations, safety and security upgrades, major maintenance, classroom technology and technology infrastructure, academics support projects and athletic field and track improvements.

Seismic Report: The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Earthquake safety/seismic improvements projects are funded through the voter-supported Building Excellence (BEX) and Buildings, Technology and Academics (BTA) capital levies. Visit the Capital Projects webpage to read the most recent report.

BEX IV

The previously existing Arbor Heights Elementary School buildings, built in 1949 with additions in 1950, 1953 and 1958, were demolished. The replacement school, designed to support best learning practices for elementary education, opened in 2016.

Levy Approved : 2013

Budget : $42.6 million

Project Description

Arbor Heights School is a 90,000-square-foot, elementary school designed to accommodate up to 660 students — nearly doubling the capacity of the 1940’s era facility it replaced. The school is designed to foster connections between the students, the community and the natural environment and provides a pioneering Environmental Science Technology Engineering Math (E-STEM) program. A rigorous design process included a 16-person School Design Advisory Team (SDAT), with representatives from the school, parents and neighbors.

The site incorporates a wide variety of features that encourage physical activity, casual and structured play, social interaction, and outdoor learning. These include: a grass playfield, a paved running track, a covered play area, raised bed planters, a sundial, an in-ground slide, educational signage, nature engagement areas, and outdoor classrooms.

Sustainable Features

Sustainability is embedded in the design and used as building-based learning examples. Energy monitoring displays and the sustainable features of the building will be used to create awareness and learning opportunities for students.

  • Simple, energy-efficient building forms;
  • Windows oriented for optimum solar exposure and views;
  • Sun shades to control daylight;
  • South-facing roofs for future solar panels;
  • Natural cooling and user-controlled ceiling fans; and
  • LED lighting with automatic sensor controls.
  • Stormwater management includes rain gardens, rainwater catchers, exposed rainwater discharge, and above-ground cisterns.

About BEX

The Building Excellence (BEX) Capital Levy funds projects such as those that modernize or replace aging buildings, fund technology for student learning, address earthquake and safety issues and major preventive maintenance needs throughout the district.

The BEX IV Capital Levy was approved by more than 72 percent of Seattle voters in 2013.The BEX V Capital Levy replaces the expiring Levy and will go before voters in February 2019.

BTA II

In 2004, Seattle voters approved the BTA II capital Levy. The Levy funded nearly 700 facility improvement projects and technology upgrades at every school in the district. 

  • 2009 : Computer network upgraded to fiber optic, enhancing students’ and teachers’ ability to use technology as an educational tool.
  • 2007 : Interior (Phase 1), ADA (Phase 1), Roof, Exterior Renovations, Waterline
  • 2005 : Floor, Mechanical, ADA, Waterline replacement (Phase 1)

About BTA

The Buildings, Technology and Academics (BTA) Capital Levy supports the district’s long-range plans to upgrade and renovate aging school facilities and address enrollment growth.

The BTA IV Capital Levy was approved by voters in 2016. Seattle Public Schools will receive these Levy funds from 2017 through 2022.