Edmonds School District
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Work begins on replacement elementary in the Edmonds (Washington) district

June 26, 2024
The new Oak Heights Elementary in Lynnwood, Washington, will replace an outdated 57-year-old campus.

The Edmonds (Washington) district has broken ground on a new school building to replace Oak Heights Elementary in Lynnwood.

The district says the new Oak Heights is being constructed on the same campus as the existing school. It will have about 84,000 square feet of space and capacity for 620 students.

The existing facilities, built in 1967, "are functionally obsolete and past their useful life and lacking many of the affordances we expect to see to facilitate student learning," the district says

The school has been designed as a series of three separate buildings situated in the landscape deliberately spaced apart to allow the park-like site to run around and through it. Each building stretches lengthwise from east to west to optimize solar orientation.

Oak Heights is one of five schools in the Edmonds districts that are being replaced after voters approved a $700 million bond and levy package earlier this year.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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