Welcome to Washington-Hoyt Elementary School
Home of the Cougars
During construction, Washington and Hoyt school buildings are closed. Parents, students and visitors can stop by Washington-Hoyt swing site at 6501 S. 10th St. or call the main office at 253-571-5700. The construction timetable remains the same and Washington Elementary School plans to reopen in the fall of 2014.
Washington Elementary is a recognized historic building in the Proctor District in Tacoma. The school was built in 1906 and had significant additions in 1949. The proposed project will be to remodel and restore the original historic building, replace the 1949 gymnasium with new construction and add a new cafeteria, stage, gymnasium, library and classrooms. The proposed additions are in character of the school’s history. Site amenities will include a new playground with turf play field and covered play area, a bus drop off zone and on-street perpendicular parking.
Estimated construction project schedule for Washington Elementary is:
May 2, 2013—Advertisement #1 for bids, construction documents available
May 9, 2013—Advertisement #2 for bids, construction documents available
May 14, 2013—Building/on-site walk-through for contractors, 4 p.m. (Mandatory for prime contractors)
May 30, 2013—Open bids at Purchasing Department
July 8, 2013—Contractor begins at Washington
July 2014—Substantial completion
Sept 2014—School opening
Click on the image to the right to follow the construction progress at Washington Elementary School using the exterior construction camera called OxBlue.
Stay up-to-date on construction news and information when you follow us on our Building For Achievement social media sites.
Facebook: Building For Achievement
About our school
We are excited for the construction of our new school. You will find our students enthusiastic and actively involved in their education. At Washington-Hoyt we focus on the development of the whole child.
We have a rigorous academic program focused on the optimal development of academic skills in each of our students, but it’s also a program that’s sensitive to the needs and learning styles of each student. We strive to enrich every student’s understanding of the arts and civic responsibility. For example, this year’s selection of Enrichment Assemblies included the Stadium Jazz Band, the Tears of Joy Puppet Show, the Bo Chin Che Latin Dance Rhythms, the Northwest Opera in Schools, and the Museum of Flight. We also sponsored the Missoula Children’s Theater, and WHAM, our after school art program, and our Chess Club, our Math Club, our Spanish Program, our Book Fair and our Science Fair. Our students taste civic responsibility by being involved in student led activities such as our governing Student Council, our conservation oriented Student Green School Committee, and our safety focused Student Playground Committee.
Washington-Hoyt is a great place to go to school. Just ask any student who goes here.