Wallace Elementary

Photography by Nickayla Hodges, a Senior at Kelso High School

Latest News

New school construction Open House on October 25

Wondering what our new elementary schools will look like? Come to our Open House on October 25th and take a look at the preliminary designs. Schematics of the new schools at Lexington and Wallace will be up in the Kelso High School Commons on Thursday, October...

Olympia-based FORMA Construction Company to Build Elementary Schools

We've selected Olympia-based FORMA Construction Company to be our General Contractor/Construction Manager (GCCM) to build the first two of our three new elementary schools. On September 11, a committee from the district interviewed two finalists from the bidding...

Designing the future

Design Advisory Committees have been meeting with the architects in August and September to create schematic designs for Wallace Elementary and the new elementary at Lexington. After their final meeting later this month, we'll have some drawings to show the community....

Proposed Budget

$28,550,000

Proposed Improvements

  • Replace with new 450-student school on current site

Tell me more

With 375 students, Wallace is over capacity and is functionally outdated. The unreinforced brick school was built in 1942 and seismic upgrades are necessary, yet are cost-prohibitive and would further restrict the use of the school. Approximately $8.8 million in state matching funds will be used to offset project costs. Replacing this school will:

  • Provide learning and instructional spaces necessary to help improve academics and quality of student and staff life
  • Address severe parking and traffic flow problems in the neighborhood

 

Proposed plan for Wallace Elementary

Proposed plan for Wallace Elementary