Scope of Projects
Renovate vs. Replace
1. Renovate 1927 classrooms
2. Minor renovation to 1964 wing
3. ADA entrance
4. Elevator for handicap accessibility
5. Parking improvements
6. Walking path to new teen center
7. Drama/fine arts addition
8. Remove existing 4-classroom portable
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Plan to renovate historic 1927 Lincoln High School
Local architect Henry Osterman designed Lincoln High School as well as the Liberty Theater and Walla Walla Carnegie Library
After thorough analysis, technical review and input from staff, students, parents, and community professionals, the Community Facilities Task Force is recommending renovation rather than replacement of Lincoln High School. Formerly Paine Elementary, the site now features a nationally-recognized trauma-sensitive alternative high school experience, serving nearly 200 students in grades 9-12. Lincoln partners with agencies at the new Teen Center adjacent to the school campus.
The Task Force engaged in an engineering study last spring concluding the facility is structurally sound. The study also found it to be more cost effective to renovate rather than replace with a new structure. The decision to renovate Lincoln High School is also aligned with a recommendation from the City of Walla Walla Historic Preservation Commission to preserve the 90-year-old school.