Continuous School Improvement Plan and School Profile

Loyal Heights Elementary CSIP 

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In Seattle Public Schools, we understand that a shared vision of practice is essential to fostering the learning communities that each of our students and adults needs to thrive. This shared vision enables educators to work in concert to build their practice with a focus on student learning and principles of targeted universalism—a strategic framework where targeted and differentiated efforts are required to meet the needs of specific student populations, so every student meets the universal goal. 

Each school annually publishes a Continuous School Improvement Plan (or CSIP) to outline the goals for our school, our students, and our parents and families.  The CSIP provides a clear summary of the steps we will take collaboratively to improve our educational practices in order to support the academic and social-emotional needs of our students. 

Loyal Heights School Profile

Attendance Area School Attendance Area Map 

School Leadership and Board District

Building History and Information Building History

Loyal Heights Elementary School is on the Seattle Historic Preservation Landmarks List. Visit the city website to look up information about the landmark status.

Community Partners at Loyal Heights Community resources and programs at Loyal Heights Elementary

CSIP and School Report

Loyal Heights Levy Projects


The recently land marked Loyal Heights Elementary building is 38,000 square feet and was built in 1932. It will be modernized and a 54,000-square-foot addition will be built to increase capacity to 660 seats.

Levy Approved: 2013

Budget: $37.3 million

Project Description

The project will provide much-needed classrooms surrounded by open-shared learning areas to provide flexibility in teaching and learning. The building will also provide spaces for special education programs, music, art/science and childcare.

The new commons multi-purpose space will be located adjacent to the new gymnasium with a partition wall, which creates an enlarged space for school performances and other events on the new stage when opened. The library will be relocated into the historic lunchroom taking advantage of the main floor location to improve accessibility for students and the community.

The approximate one-acre playground will continue to be located on the south portion of the site but with an enlarged covered play area.

Sustainability Features

An open courtyard in the heart of the building will provide daylight and natural ventilation to surround spaces improving the learning environment.

Energy efficiency will continue with a geothermal system, displacement ventilation, LED lights with lighting controls and other passive systems to achieve a low energy use index (EUI) goal.

Schedule Overview

  • Construction begins: Fall 2016
  • Construction complete: Spring 2018
  • Scheduled school opening: Fall 2018

About BEX

The Building Excellence (BEX) Capital Levy funds projects such as those that modernize or replace aging buildings, fund technology for student learning, address earthquake and safety issues and major preventive maintenance needs throughout the district.

The BEX IV Capital Levy was approved by more than 72 percent of Seattle voters in 2013. The BEX V Capital Levy replaces the expiring levy and will go before voters in February 2019.


In 2004, Seattle voters approved the BTA II capital levy. The levy funded nearly 700 facility improvement projects and technology upgrades at every school in the district. 

  • 2010: Installed energy-efficient windows.
  • 2009: Flooring replaced in classrooms, administration, staff lounge and offices. Installed new ceiling tiles and lights in halls and cafeteria. New electric furnaces took the place of oil-burning stoves in three portable buildings. Sinks and counter tops replaced in selected classrooms.
  • 2007: Window shades


The $150 million Buildings, Technology and Academics/Athletics (BTA I) capital levy was approved by voters in February 1998. BTA I funded more than 465 small and large facility projects at every school in the city. The projects included safety and security upgrades, roof and window replacements and technology and athletic field upgrades.

  • 2003: Roof, Seismic upgrade, Fire alarm, Elevator
  • 2001: Accelerated Technology Improvement Program

About BTA

The Buildings, Technology and Academics (BTA) Capital Levy supports the district’s long-range plans to upgrade and renovate aging school facilities and address enrollment growth.

The BTA IV Capital Levy was approved by voters in 2016. Seattle Public Schools will receive these levy funds from 2017 through 2022.