South Shore School

The South Shore School is a Pre-k to 8 public school in the Seattle Public Schools system. It is located in the Rainier Beach area in the southeastern part of the city of Seattle, Washington, United States. The school was founded in 2002 as a public-private partnership between the school district and the Seattle-based New School Foundation.DemographicsIn 2010 the student population was identified as 42.6% African American, 30% Asian, and 9.1% White, 64% qualified for free or reduced-priced meals, and 13.4% were classified as transitional bilingual. The 2000 Census reported that of children under 17 in this neighborhood 44% spoke a language other than English.History and facilityThe school originally opened in 2002 as a pre-school and kindergarten in the former South Shore Middle School building, which first opened in 1973. It has since grown by adding one grade per year.The new South Shore K-8 School is located in a densely populated urban neighborhood on a site shared with the district’s South Lake Alternative High School, the Rainier Beach Family Center, Committee for Children, University Preparatory Academy and the Seattle Academy of Arts and Science. The Rainier Beach Community Center, owned and operated by the city, occupies part of the former middle school building to which the new school is physically connected. The new school was constructed adjoining the former middle school building which remains occupied by the Rainier Beach Community Center. The community center closed in 2011 and is scheduled to re-open in 2013 after completion of the new community center and swimming pool.The new facility is designed with a central commons area called "the Rotunda", with three radiating two-story wings containing classrooms clustered in seven, grade-based small learning communities.





4800 S Henderson St
Seattle, WA
Other Elementary Schools in Seattle (show all)
Westside School (Seattle, WA) Westside School (Seattle, WA)
10404 34th Ave SW
Seattle, 98146

Westside School. Critical Thinking. Communication. Collaboration. Creativity. Character.

Adams Elementary School PTA Adams Elementary School PTA
6110 28th Ave NW
Seattle, 98107

Located in Ballard, Adams Elementary School is a diverse public K-5 school best known for its award-winning arts-integration program. The Adams Elementary PTA is a nonprofit, membership association.

Broadview Thomson K8 Broadview Thomson K8
13052 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, 98133

Arbor Heights Elementary School Arbor Heights Elementary School
3701 SW 104th Street
Seattle, 98146

Welcome to Arbor Heights on Facebook - a hub for conversation & ideas. Like our page and connect with parents, alumni, teachers/staff & community members.

Seattle Jewish Community School Seattle Jewish Community School
12351 8th Ave NE
Seattle, 98125

Junior Achievement of Washington Junior Achievement of Washington
1700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 400
Seattle, 98109

Volunteer-delivered, K-12 programs foster work readiness, entrepreneurship & financial literacy skills. JA's experiential learning inspires kids to dream big and reach their potential.

Laurelhurst Elementary PTA Auction Laurelhurst Elementary PTA Auction
4530 46th Ave NE
Seattle, 98105

Friday December 2nd, 2016 Mountaineers Club

Tilden School (West Seattle) Tilden School (West Seattle)
4105 California Ave SW
Seattle, 98116

Academic, engaging, individualized K-5 education since 1985, in West Seattle

Hamlin Robinson School Hamlin Robinson School
1701 20th Ave S
Seattle, 98144

Hamlin Robinson ignites the academic and creative potential of students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences.

Bertschi School Bertschi School
2227 10th Ave E
Seattle, 98102

Bertschi School is an independent school located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Bertschi has served a diverse community of learners for more than 40 years.

North Beach Elementary North Beach Elementary
9018 24th Ave NW
Seattle, 98117-2801