The replacement of Eisenhower High School is one of the projects that Yakima voters approved by passing the 2009 school bond. In addition to the Eisenhower project, the district-wide plan included the major modernization of Davis High School, replacement of Stanton Academy, and extensive work at Garfield, Hoover, McKinley and Nob Hill elementary schools, as well as the Discovery Lab School.
Location: Eisenhower High School sits on a 40-acre site located at 40th Avenue and Tieton Drive on the west side of Yakima. The school first opened its doors in 1957 with Eisenhower occupying the east wing of the building and Wilson Junior High the west wing. At that time, the building was designed for a capacity of approximately 1,300 students. Today (January 2016), Ike's enrollment is 2,070.
Condition: Aside from a small classroom addition in 1986, there have been no major improvements made to Eisenhower since it was originally built. Issues facing Eisenhower include: infrastructure reaching end of useful life (heating, ventilation, cooling, electrical power); inadequate systems (telecommunications, technology support, security, safety); and inadequate teaching spaces (both insufficient in number and out of date).
Principal: Jewel Brumley, 573-2601
Scope of Project: Full replacement (retain current Ike to house students while new school is being built)
Current Facility Size: 220,000 square feet
New Facility Size: 327,000 square feet
Budget: $106.6 million
Architectural Team: NAC Architecture of Spokane / KDF Architecture of Yakima
Construction Completion: June 1, 2013
New School Address: 611 South 44th Avenue
Eisenhower Dedication: October 1, 2013 View dedication program