Snoqualmie Valley School District

Preparing students for college, career and citizenship

Construct a 6th Elementary School

The February 2015 bond provides funding to build a 6th elementary school, to help serve the District’s growing student population. The new school, named Timber Ridge Elementary School, is being built on property the District owns on Snoqualmie Ridge where the greatest enrollment growth is occurring. The school is located at 34412 SE Swenson Drive, Snoqualmie, WA 98065 (at the corner of Swenson and Snoqualmie Parkway on Snoqualmie Ridge).
 
TRES Construction Highlights
 
 From breaking ground on March 16, 2015 to opening Timber Ridge Elementary School on August 31, 2016, click image see highlights the school’s expedited construction. 
 
Introducing Timer Ridge  
Click on the image for a video introduction to Timer Ridge Elementary School.
 
Timeline: (for delivery in 16 months)
  • Bond election certified—February 24, 2015
  • Groundbreaking ceremony—March 16, 2015
  • Clearing/grading bid was awarded to local company Fury Siteworks Inc.; clearing began April 10, 2015.
  • Building construction to begin—July/August. Contract was awarded to the lowest responsible bid, Babbit Neuman, who also built CVES.
  • Attendance Boundary Review—Fall 2015
  • Announcing the principal of the new school—November 2015
  • Program planning (school naming process, staffing, program delivery, etc.)—ongoing
  • School to open to students—Fall 2016.  See photos from the first-day-of-school Ribbon Cutting ceremony with TRES students, staff, families and School Board members on August 31, 2016.

Construction Updates:    For a quick overview, check out videos of the progress.

Design: To reduce costs and save time, the new school design leverages the model developed for Cascade View Elementary School (built in 2005), with some adaptations based on the property configuration and suggestions from CVES staff. See renderings of the proposed design below, by TCF Architecture, or click here for a virtual tour.

New Elementary Main Entry
New Elementary Driveway
New Elementary Back
Design renderings of Elementary School #6.
 
New Elementary Site Plan
This image shows the land topography and how the elementary building design
will be situated on the property.
 
Background: Several factors contributed to the need for adding a sixth elementary school. The combination of state mandated full-day kindergarten being required for all students, anticipated funding from the state to reduce class size at the elementary level, and continued enrollment growth in our district, is creating an urgent need for more classroom space to serve all elementary school students. A new elementary school will alleviate overcrowding in all five of the District’s elementary schools. Currently, Snoqualmie students attend four different elementary schools throughout the District to balance school enrollment.
 
Funding in the 2015 bond to construct the new elementary school is $35 million. Prior to the bond, the District also spent a significant amount of impact fees for designing and permitting the new school, so that construction could begin immediately after voters approved the bond. 
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