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Building History

Ridgecrest Elementary School
12616 Shaw Road East
Puyallup, WA 98374

Ridgecrest Elementary School was opened in 1981 and is located on South Hill, east of Meridian Street South and north of 128th Street East. The project architect was Seifert, Forbes and Berry of Tacoma, Washington, and the general contractor was Pilcher Construction Company of Puyallup, Washington. Ridgecrest Elementary School was a state match project with the local funds coming from the 1978 Bond Issue.

The school was named in recognition for its proximity to the western edge of the Sumner-Orting Valley.

The education specifications for the permanent building were designed for a total of 18 general-use classrooms, two (2) kindergarten rooms, three (3) special education classrooms and a number of smaller specialty instructional spaces. In addition, the school has one (1) of the district's prototype play sheds. In 2012, the building received a Building Assessment Score of 69, compared to a districtwide rating average of 76.4. It is currently eligible for state matching funds for modernization or new construction in lieu of modernization.