Cascadia Elementary

1700 N 90th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
Main Office: 206-413-2000
Main Office: 206-413-2000
Fax: 206-413-2000

Cascadia School Profile

School Leadership and Board District

Community Partners at Cascadia Community resources and programs at Cascadia 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.

Cascadia 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 buildings that formerly made up the Wilson Pacific campus were removed and replaced with the new Cascadia Elementary School building and the new Robert Eagle Staff Middle School building. Licton Springs K-8 School occupies one wing of the new middle school building. The new school buildings opened Fall 2017.

Levy Approved : 2013

Project Description

The previously existing 110,000-square-foot, 1950’s buildings for Wilson-Pacific School were be demolished to make way for the new schools. The Native American murals by artist Andrew Morrison were detached, stored and reinstalled as part of construction of the new buildings. The new campus was designed to co-located an elementary school, a middle school and a K-8 school. It includes a central synthetic turf playfield with a walking track as well as soccer and softball fields that also serve community athletics.

Cascadia Elementary is a Highly Capable Cohort (HCC) school serving the needs of students in grades 1-5, who are academically highly capable. The new Cascadia Elementary School, provides classroom space for 660 students within approximately 91,000 square feet. The exterior incorporates some of the landmarked Andrew Morrison murals. The library and adjacent student commons share a full-height window wall that provides access into the main student play courtyard, and together form the heart of the school. The stage has been located adjacent to the gymnasium to accommodate assemblies as well as large performances.

Organized in two-story classroom wings, the school design optimizes passive solar orientation and daylight in classrooms. Each wing includes a shared learning commons that allows for small groups to work independently, while staff maintain supervision through interior window walls. This grouping provides opportunities for staff and students to work together in a variety of learning communities, including grade-level teams or other collaborative models. Each learning commons connects to an outdoor learning environment that supports additional activities not typically available in a traditional elementary environment.

The new Cascadia building provides two spaces that can support elementary music instruction: a dedicated music room as well as space for instrumental music instruction on the stage. There are also two studios available for arts or other student projects on the second floor. Classrooms for Special Education are integrated within the classroom wings to provide equitable access to the variety of available spaces and amenities. A separate building with a pre-K classroom and a child care space provides support for early learners as well as for families who need before and after school care for their students.

Sustainability Features

Energy efficiency is achieved through optimum daylighting, thermally efficient fiberglass windows, LED lighting fixtures, and low maintenance mechanical and plumbing systems.

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.