Elk Ridge Elementary School
White River School District
Elk Ridge Elementary School in Buckley, Washington was built in 1969 and currently
serves nearly 400 students in preschool through fifth grade. With the modernization and
addition, Elk Ridge Elementary School will have capacity for 550 students.
The completed campus will include a single school building, comprised of the existing
Elk Ridge Elementary School, a new two-story classroom/administration wing, and a new
stand-alone covered play.
The new two-story classroom/administration addition will incorporate a courtyard with a new enclosed corridor along the north side of the existing gymnasium. A portion of the existing main building will be removed with extensive internal demolition and remodel. Classrooms inside the existing main building will be reorganized and renovated to provide much needed access to daylight for all classroom spaces. The existing building is wood-framed, and the addition is currently designed as steel-framed.
A new entry plaza and lobby connects the original school building to the new two-story
wing, adjacent to the existing bus drop-off. A new hardscape play area will be provided to the west of the building. Existing play fields, student drop off lanes, and the parking lot will be preserved.