Lindbergh High School construction begins in July, will continue until 2024

The preparation phase for construction at the high school started in March 2021.

Construction will finally begin in July to improve Renton’s Lindbergh High School, after the school construction bond measure was passed in 2019.

Changes will be made throughout different parts of the school, including science rooms, the school’s main entrance, the career and counseling center, the HVAC system and gym lockers, among others.

To accommodate Washington state’s new graduation requirements in regards to science lab credits, Lindbergh High School will make renovations to current science infrastructure while adding more science classrooms, labs and support spaces, according to the school district. Other additions will include a new administration office near the school’s new main entry for “better student and family access,” along with a new health clinic.

When the phase is complete, the new entrance will provide more security at Lindbergh, as anyone entering the school will pass through an entrance manned by staff.

Modernizations are also a big part of the new changes, like an upgraded career and counseling center, locker rooms, athletic support spaces, and HVAC system. The locker rooms will be more symmetrical to each other, with smaller shower spaces and two additional classrooms. The student parking lot will also be resurfaced.

According to the Renton School District website, construction will happen in phases for safety and to minimize disruption to students and faculty, including safety measures. The most turbulent of the planned construction will take place during the summer break when students are not present, such as the demolition of Lincoln House. Spring 2024 is when the phased construction process is expected to come to an end.

The project has a budget of $36 million and will be funded by the 2019 construction bond. Other projects in the bond include a new elementary school in Renton.