Edmonds School District replaced the previous Madrona School, thanks to a 2014 voter-approved Capital Construction Bond, additional revenue from the sale and/or lease of District property and approval from the School Board. The new school was constructed on the original site and replaced the previous building. This project ran in conjunction with the Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace Elementary School replacements.
Originally built in 1963 and designed as a junior high school for grades 7-9, the previous Madrona School buildings were physically worn-out and no longer functional or conducive to our current educational model. In July 2016, the School Board approved replacement of the school. This decision was made with careful consideration of the schools physical condition, capacity issues, safety, and inadequacies of current facility to the educational program.
The Madrona School design concept, budget and schedule were based on the District's Educational Specification and the Lynndale Elementary School project. The new facility is approximately 80,000 square feet with five new buildings for classrooms and one for the entry, administration, gym, cafeteria, kitchen, library, and the school's music and science programs. The project includes improved parking and bus/automobile circulation as well as new play fields.
The Total Project Budget for this project was $51,050,000 and construction commenced during spring/summer of 2017. The District completed construction in time to open the new school for students in January 2019.