Campuswide Transformation Planned at Washington Middle School
A large-scale overhaul of Washington Middle School is set to transform the school’s aging campus into a state-of-the-art learning facility. The $175 million project, scheduled to break ground next fall, will include more than 100,000 square feet of new facilities when construction concludes in 2027.
Washington was originally constructed in the 1930s with buildings added in the 1950s. At just 5.1 acres for 900-plus students, Washington is the most densely populated of all middle schools in the District.
The school’s campuswide renovation will begin with the demolition of four aging buildings that stand in Washington’s compact center. In their place will be a new courtyard with green spaces for outdoor learning, a new gymnasium and a new, two-story classroom building with high-tech spaces for the school’s robotics and other specialty programs.
A new combined cafeteria and auditorium building and a parking structure with a rooftop, all-weather field will be situated on opposite ends of the campus. Washington’s administration building, with its majestic 1930s architecture, will be retrofitted for earthquake safety and widened, enlarging the building’s classrooms.
“Washington’s campuswide renovations have been thoughtfully planned to enhance student learning and create an inviting campus community,” said David Miranda, LBUSD’s executive director of Facilities Development and Planning. “We look forward to starting the project.”
LBUSD’s new bond measure, Measure Q, will fund Washington’s transformation. Measure Q will also help fund Polytechnic High School’s reimagined campus.