The construction of the new Lidgerwood 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: Lidgerwood Elementary School is situated on the corner of Lidgerwood Avenue and Rowan Street on the north side of Spokane. The school sits on 3.5 acres on a site that was dedicated originally in November of 1953. The new Lidgerwood is situated with the main entrance facing west, and located in the same general location as the school is today.
Enrollment: Current 2006 enrollment of Lidgerwood elementary is 265 students. The new school has a capacity of 363 students.
Size of Facility (Square Feet): Previous: 30,704 Replacement Facility: 46,000
Number of Classrooms: Previous: 12 Replacement Facility: 17
Other Areas: The new Lidgerwood 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: $10.2 Million
Sales Tax: $683,579.00 (included in project budget)
State Match: $3,109,049.00 (included in project budget)
Architectural Firm: Madsen, Mitchell, Evenson and Conrad, PLLC
General Contractor: Bouten Construction of Spokane, WA
Construction Start Date: June 2005
Completion 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.