Beacon Hill Elementary

Photography by Nickayla Hodges, a Senior at Kelso High School

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Kelso School District considers boundary changes

Kelso School District considers boundary changes

With the anticipated opening of the new Lexington Elementary and subsequent closing of Beacon Hill and Catlin Elementaries, Kelso School District is reviewing proposed boundary changes. The suggested changes would impact approximately 1,000 students (or 20 percent)...

Preparing the ground at Lexington

Preparing the ground at Lexington

FORMA Construction has been busy out at the Lexington site. They've been excavating existing soil; bringing in, grading and compacting gravel; and installing aggregate piers to stabilize the ground. Pretty soon they'll bring in stormwater and sanitary sewer utilities...

Proposed Budget

$28,860,000

Proposed Improvements

  • Replace with new 450-student school on current site

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Beacon Hill is currently over capacity with 500 students and eight portable classrooms. To fully modernize this school would cost more than to replace it. And with approximately $9 million in state matching funds, project costs are offset. Building a new school will:

  • Eliminate 8 classrooms in portables
  • Support growth in west Kelso
  • Enhance school security and safety by combining spaces and eliminating separated building structures.
  • Eliminate severe traffic and parking issues

 

Proposed plan for Beacon Hill Elementary

Proposed plan for Beacon Hill Elementary