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Additional school proposed at Thornton Creek School

Posted by Mike on May 24th, 2012

The comment period on a new K-8 school proposed at Thornton Creek School ends Friday, May 25.

Details of the plan are posted at the Wedgwood Community Council website.

There, community members have posted comments on all sides of the proposal, which would build out the ballfield area at Thornton Creek School,  7711 43rd Ave. N.E., replacing it with the new elementary for 650-800 students.

Some neighbors acknowledge the need for more classrooms, but worry about traffic and the loss of the playfields.

Thornton Creek School would remain as an alternative school.

According to the community council:

Written comments in regards to the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement can be sent to the following address:

Noel Treat, SEPA Responsible Official

John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence

2445 3rd Ave. S.

Seattle, WA 98134

or by email to:

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2 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Millennial Mom // May 24, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    If a traditional school is needed in the Thornton Creek area to solve overcapacity issues at other schools then change the existing building to a traditional school and move Thornton Creek to a different (underenrolled) location. Families are provided free transportation to “alternative” choice schools already so the busing expense would not change.

  • 2 Susan // May 29, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Thorton Creek is an option school not an alternative school and there is limited busing to there (only northeast Seattle). They should make Thorton Creek a K-8 so that the 6-8 grades wouldn’t have to transfer to Salmon Bay all the way over in Ballard. We need more middle school seats not necessarily more elmentary seats. In northeast Seattle, there are no underenrolled schools for Thorton Creek to move to and Thorton Creek is an option school for Northeast Seattle.