This new elementary school was overwhelming approved by voters in November 2019. Additional classroom capacity is needed to better accommodate over-crowded schools in the northeastern portion of the district due to development growth in that area over the past decade.
Additionally, the City of Renton has many large construction projects currently in progress or planned during the next five years that will add nearly 8,200 additional living units within city limits. Six of the large construction projects are in the Sunset/Highlands area which will add nearly 1,000 single and family living spaces, more than a third are affordable housing units which costs less than 30% of a household's income.
The new school will have the capacity to house 650 students in kindergarten through 5th grade.