Lincoln Heights Elementary
The construction of the new Lincoln Heights 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: Lincoln Heights Elementary School is situated on Ray Street, between 21st and 22nd avenues on Spokane’s south side. The original school sat on 3.58 acres and opened in the fall of 1953. The new Lincoln Heights is situated with the main entrance facing west (Ray Street) and sits closer to Ray Street. The site has been expanded to approximately 6.5 acres with the purchase of property north of the site.
Enrollment: Current 2006 enrollment of Lincoln Heights is 357 students. The new school has a capacity for 550 students.
Square Feet: Previous: 33,533 (with portables) Replacement Facility: 55,400
Number of Classrooms: Previous: 16 Replacement Facility: 25
Other Areas: The new Lincoln Heights 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 several ‘flexible areas’ that can become instructional areas as well.
Project Budget: $12.2 MillionSales Tax: $830,939.00 (included in project budget)State Match: $3,129,320.00 (included in project budget)
Architectural Firm: Integrus Architecture, P.S.
General Contractor: Walker 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.