‘The Roxhill school building will not close’: District finally ready to discuss what happens after EC Hughes move

It’s been a lingering question in the three years since Seattle Public Schools first publicly acknowledged it might (subsequently, will) move Roxhill Elementary to EC Hughes Elementary: What will become of the Roxhill building? Today, in this announcement, the district confirms it won’t be closing:

The Roxhill Elementary School program is moving into the newly renovated E.C. Hughes building in time for the 2018-19 school year. The Roxhill school building will not close but instead become the home to other Seattle Public Schools programs and services. To learn more about these programs and services, please join us for a community meeting on Thursday, June 7, from 6-7 p.m. in the Roxhill Library, 9430 30th Ave. SW. Seattle Public Schools staff will share information and answer your questions.

We’re following up with the district to see what advance information is available regarding the aforementioned “programs and services.” The building, in poor shape, was at one point under consideration for a possible rebuild/rehab in the BEX V levy (still being developed for next year’s ballot), but we noted at the time of the West Seattle levy-planning meeting last month that it had vanished from the list.

10 Replies to "'The Roxhill school building will not close': District finally ready to discuss what happens after EC Hughes move"

  • Joleen May 30, 2018 (11:52 am)

    I’m glad to hear this. I was nervous about an empty/closed building next door to a park that already has some struggles with illegal activities. 

    • Kimbee May 30, 2018 (12:24 pm)

      Perfect segue here: Anyone interested in helping with improving the safety, encouraging stewardship and building positive activities in Roxhill Park? There’s a new community group doing just that.Please join us on June 9th from 12noon-2pm in the park for our first community BBQ to learn more, or visit our website at: RoxhillPark.org  for more information and how to get involved.  Our next meeting is June 6th- details on the site. 

  • Someone in GH May 30, 2018 (12:07 pm)

    Could make a good spot for a vocational program in construction. “Today class, we are going to fix the leak in the roof.”

  • schoolgal May 30, 2018 (1:23 pm)

    I believe the West Seattle Interagency Academy will move from Youngstown to Roxhill.

  • Scott May 30, 2018 (1:50 pm)

    Wasn’t the building being closed and moved to EC because the building is broken and in need of major repairs.  This make no scene.   

  • KM May 30, 2018 (1:54 pm)

    No McMenamins? Dang it!

  • Me mama May 30, 2018 (4:02 pm)

    If they were following where families are buying homes, the school district should be planning to use that building for another school. Schools are crowded and more kids are in the pipeline!

  • Bradley May 30, 2018 (5:53 pm)

    I’m concerned Mayor Durkan will use this space to put a tiny home camp for drug users in our Roxhill neighborhood.

    • WSB May 30, 2018 (5:54 pm)

      School property is not controlled or owned by the city so that has a zero percent chance of happening.

  • concerned neighbor May 30, 2018 (8:12 pm)

    not a good idea… the roxhill community is begging for a new school due to students and staff exhibiting certain ongoing health conditions since the building is in bad shape. equity or inequality…. Arbor Heights had same problem their school was torn down…something is fishy

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