The construction of the new Ridgeview Elementary was funded through the support of the Spokane community in passing the $165.3 million facility improvement bond in March 2003. An additional $33 million of state matching funds is also being used in the district-wide plan that includes replacement of three elementary schools, modernization of three high schools, and updates throughout the district. For information regarding these, or any other construction projects, please contact our Capital Projects office at 509.354.5775.
Location: Ridgeview Elementary School is situated on Joseph Avenue and Maple Street on Spokane’s north side. The school sits on 3.68 acres and originally opened in the fall of 1953. The new Ridgeview is situated with the main entrance facing west (Maple Street) and sits in approximately the same location it originally did.Principal: Kathy WilliamsEnrollment: Current 2006 enrollment of Ridgeview elementary is 371 students. The new school has a capacity of 443 students.Size of Facility (Square Feet): Previous: 38,555 (with portables) Replacement Facility: 48,500Number of Classrooms: Previous: 17 Replacement Facility: 19Other Areas: The new Ridgeview includes a 1,200 square foot ‘Community Activity’ room, a library, gymnasium and music room, as well as additional spaces for storage, health-nursing, parent volunteers, and itinerant educator office space.Project Budget: $9.2 Million
Sales Tax: $607,185.00 (included in project budget)
State Match: $3,409,329.00 (included in project budget)Architectural Firm: ALSC Architects, P.S.General Contractor: T. W. Clark Construction of Spokane, WAConstruction Start Date: June 2005Completion Date: August 2006 - Finished on time and on budget!The building incorporates many sustainable design or “green building” features. Natural lighting, enhanced acoustics, and increased airflow for comfort are used extensively. Water reducing features including auto-sensing washbasins are located throughout the school. In addition, ecologically sound decisions were made by reusing materials and equipment where possible, and using local or regional suppliers to reduce transportation costs where possible. High-efficiency lighting, heating, plumbing and cooling systems are used throughout the new building to reduce heating, cooling and annual utility and maintenance costs.