James Sales Elementary

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James Sales Elementary school will be replaced and will feature improved infrastructure and upgraded safety and security measures.

Location: 11213 Sheridan Avenue South, Tacoma, Washington 98444

James Sales Elementary school, originally built in 1953, will replace the current building with a new and modernized building. The new building will be constructed by a prototype design, meaning that the school will be built under the same size and layout as the other replacement schools, but will keep its individuality. The new building will be an estimated 50,000* square feet and will accommodate approximately ~500 students in grades K-5.

Features, For More Information


Coming soon.

Square Footage: 50,000*

Capacity: 500 students

• New Digital Readerboard**

• New Security System**


*Subject to Change


Director of Communications Willie Painter: wpainter@fpschools.org


Executive Director of Support Services Robin Heinrichs: rheinrichs@fpschools.org

Construction Project Updates

August 2017 Architects and the school advisory group have met to provide input to the design team on the educational specifications for the new school.
September 2017
The site has been surveyed. Educational Specifications (Ed. Spec.) are near completion. Architects will present sketches at the end of Ed. Spec. planning. Development requirements and street improvements are under review. Geotechnical studies have been done.
October 2017
Coming soon.