The Jefferson Elementary School modernization is just one of the many projects that Spokane voters approved by passing the 2009 school bond. The $332 million district-wide plan includes renovations or modernizations of four elementary schools; completely new ventilation, roofing and flooring upgrades at nine elementaries; safety, security and technology updates for the entire district; and building, field or playground improvements for all schools. For information regarding these or any other construction projects, please contact our Capital Projects office at 509.354.5775.
Location: Jefferson Elementary School originally opened in 1908 and is located on the intersection of 37th and Grand Blvd on Spokane’s south side. In 1948 several classroom additions were built, along with an art room and library. Additional population demands in the neighborhood brought portable classrooms to the site in 1955 and 1956. The unique location of Jefferson on the 35.6 acre district-owned Hart Field athletic field site allowed the district to study possible alternatives to the location of the modernized school with parents, teachers and local community. The increasing traffic of the current site are of a safety concern to neighbors, local business, and parents.
Principal: Bill Stuckrath
Current Facility Size (Approx Square Feet): Permanent 41,285 Portables 16,751
Current Site Size (Approx Acres): 4.48
Scope of Project: A study and survey of the current and alternative sites on the Hart/Jefferson property involving staff, city officials, neighbors and professional consultants was presented to the school board for its consideration. With the decision to modernize Jefferson on the west side of Hart Field, plans to incorporate the new building and reconfigure Hart Field were presented in a series of public school board meetings as well as design open houses.
Project Estimated Budget: $24.8 million
Site Selection Study: Conducted fall 2009 to summer 2010
Architectural Firm: Madsen Mitchell Evenson & Conrad PLLC of Spokane
General Contractor: T.W. Clark Construction of Spokane
Estimated Construction Period: Spring 2012 to fall 2013