McGilvra Elementary

1617 38th Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98112
Main Office: 206-252-3160
Main Office: 206-252-3160
Fax: 206-252-3161

McGilvra School Profile

Attendance Area School Attendance Area Map 

School Leadership and Board District

Building History and Information Building History

McGilvra Elementary School is on the Seattle Historic Preservation Landmarks List. Visit the city website to look up information about the landmark status.

Community Partners at McGilvra Community resources and programs at McGilvra 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.

McGilvra 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

Additions/renovations will be made to McGilvra Elementary to create student lunchroom space.

Levy Approved: 2013

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 III

In February 2010, the $270M, six-year capital levy, Buildings, Technology and Academics III (BTA III), garnered support from 73.45 percent of those voting in the levy election. It was a renewal of the Buildings, Technology and Athletics (BTA II) levy, passed by voters in February 2004.

  • 2017: Make earthquake safety improvements. Reconfigure two classrooms. Build new kitchen and student lunchroom. Partially funded by Building Excellence IV Capital Levy.
  • 2016: Modernized the HVAC system in the existing classroom building, including hydronic heating, ventilation and building automation.
  • 2016: Modernized the HVAC system in the existing classroom building, including hydronic heating, ventilation and building automation.

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.
  • 2006: Library upgrade, exterior restoration, mechanical upgrades, playgrounds

BTA I

The $150 million Buildings, Technology and Academics/Athletics (BTA I) capital levy was approved by voters in February 1998. BTA I funded more than 465 small and large facility projects at every school in the city. The projects included safety and security upgrades, roof and window replacements and technology and athletic field upgrades.

  • 2004: Re-roof
  • 2000: Fire Alarm/Elevator, Technology
  • 1999: ADA, Elevator

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.