Thanks to a voter-approved Capital Construction Bond, Edmonds School District has replaced the existing 1965 Alderwood Middle School. The newly constructed facility shares the current Martha Lake Elementary School site. The site was originally planned in 1964 as a shared campus for elementary and middle school facilities.
The old Alderwood Middle School buildings are functionally obsolete and past their useful life. In February 2014 the District’s voters approved by 63 percent a $275 million bond measure that specifically identified replacement of Alderwood Middle School on the site abutting Martha Lake Elementary. The existing Alderwood Middle School facility will be maintained temporarily as an interim site for other projects approved in the 2014 Bond measure. The existing elementary school facility remained occupied during the entire construction period, and the new middle school was constructed on the north half of the school site.
The Alderwood Middle School design concept, budget and schedule are based on the District’s recent project at Meadowdale Middle School. The new Alderwood facility is approximately 100,000 square feet with a two story main classroom building adjacent to a one story Gymnasium, Library and Commons area. The project includes renovations of existing sports fields, site improvements for new sports fields, parking, bus and auto circulation, emergency vehicle access, neighborhood pedestrian connections and significant new storm water management facilities.
The Total Project Budget for this project was $68 million. The District completed construction in time to open the new school for students in January 2017.