Browns Point Elementary School

​​​News & updates

Big day for Belugas: Browns Point celebrates first day in new building

Browns Point Belugas kicked off their first day of school in their new building Dec. 4 with a line up of high-fives from construction crew members who built it and a performance from the Meeker Middle School band.

Check out news coverage of the event:
Congratulations, Belugas!
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They grow so fast: Time lapse video

Take a look at this time-lapse video showing the new Browns Point Elementary starting from the concrete floor slabs and a couple of gym walls. In reality, it takes a bit longer, of course. The school will open in late fall or early winter.

You can also click here to see what's happening right now on the live construction web-cam. (Use internet Explorer with Adobe Flash enabled to view the live feed.)


 Updated November 13, 2018

About the project

Project overview

Browns Point Elementary School includes kindergarten through fifth grade. 

The former facility consisted of two buildings, the original 1951 Browns Point Elementary (23,965 square feet) and the original 1960 ​​Meeker Middle School (50,813 square feet). The new Browns Point Elementary School building is adjacent to the site of the old Meeker Middle School building.

The old Meeker Middle School building was demolished; crews will soon cover that land with a grass play area and additional parking.

The district will keep the original Browns Point Elementary School building (including classrooms, a gym, cafeteria and stage). 

Tacoma’s new school buildings incorporate the district’s vision for kid-centered, flexible spaces.

Estimated budget: $37.7 million
Construction started: October 2017
Percent complete: 100%
Opened: Dec. 4, 2018
Architect: TCF Architecture
Contractor: Skanska USA

Site plan, logistics
Site plan


Construction phasing logistics 

Fun stuff

Check out students’ reactions to seeing a video of their new school for the first time. 

Take a look at the full animated building video here.

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