Central Kitsap High and Middle Replacement

Project Milestones

Find out more about our progress in these articles on the district website:
  • June 2019: The big move to the new CKHS has begun!

  • May 2019: We're only seven weeks away from completing major construction on CKHS.

  • April 2019: CKMS opens and students begin classes!

  • March 2019: We’ve reached a major milestone with the completion of CKMS! We’re finishing up technology installation and other minor work before classes start on April 8.

  • January 2019:  In CKMS, Classrooms are getting final touches. Kitchen equipment was installed and tested. In CKHS, The third floor has been painted. Sheet rock work and painting have begun on the second and first floors. Pipes, ducts and electrical conduit are being installed in the performing arts center and the gym.

  • December 2018:  Work on the exterior of the schools is nearly done. Drywall installation and painting are going on throughout the building. Gym floors in CK Middle are done, and flooring is being laid in CK High. 

  • November 2018:  Crews have finished painting the tracks around the fields. Installation has begun on the CK Middle School gym floor.

  • October 25, 2018 (photos): CKHS kicks off several coffees to welcome alum to reminisce and remember their school.

  • October 2018Interior work is making CK Middle look more finished every week.  In CK High, framing is complete, and drywall is going up. Synthetic turf was installed on Huey Field.

  • September 2018 (photos): Progress is visible each week as we get closer to our spring move-in date.

  • July 9, 2018 (video): See the progress from a bird's eye view! Skanska shared aerial footage of the site.

  • June 18, 2018: CK Schools will add a left-turn lane and make other road improvements on Anderson Hill Road to improve access to the new CK High & Middle. Road work occurs June 21 to Aug. 31, 2018.

  • May 29, 2018Roofing is underway for the high school and middle school. Windows are going in. Brick veneer is being installed on the south façade. Light poles for the new tennis courts and high school football field are in place. » See more photos

  • April 25, 2018Roofing is going over the middle school. Framing and protective sheathing went up on the exteriors. Fire protection, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical rough-in work is in progress. Crews are grading the new high school football field and track. ▶ See more photos.

  • March 15, 2018: Framing work has begun on the high school portion of the building, and the high school gym is going up. Upper level floors are being poured in the middle school.

  • Jan. 23, 2018 (video): Tour the construction site as steel beams are placed.

  • Jan. 2, 2018 (photo): Steel setting crane arrives on site over break, sets first steel column of new schools. 

  • Dec. 15, 2017:  Masonry has gone up around the new middle school gymnasium. Crews are forming concrete walls and shaping the infill under the seating area for the new stage.

  • Nov. 20, 2017: The footprint of the schools is becoming visible with the recent foundation and utility work.

  • Oct. 11, 2017: Construction crews have begun pouring parts of the building foundation and started paving new roadways around the schools.

  • Oct. 6, 2017: Work begins on building foundation

  • Sept. 8, 2017: Students, staff and community celebrate the start of construction.

  • Jan. 19, 2017: Board approves updated floor plan

  • Dec. 2, 2016: First major designs for school buildings revealed

  • July 1, 2016: Architects wrap up an information-gathering phase before sketching layouts for the new schools.

  • May 16, 2016: Students wield pens for future of campus

  • May 12, 2016: Bond dollars start going to work. 

  • Feb 22, 2016: Thank you Central Kitsap! Bond measure is certified. 

Find updates on all Central Kitsap School District construction projects at ckschools.org > Construction Updates.


Thanks to the Central Kitsap community, we will replace Central Kitsap Middle and Central Kitsap High. CKHS was built in 1942. CKMS was built in 1959. The replacement will add permanent classroom space to get students out of portables. State-of-the-art lab and career and technical areas will allow students to use materials and build skills for tomorrow’s careers. Clear sightlines and secure entryways will improve safety and security. The project will ease traffic jams around the campus.

The two schools will be side-by-side in the center of the existing campus. Each school will operate independently with separate entries, commons and classrooms. They will share some resources, such as a kitchen and career and technical labs.

Why It's Needed

The original CK High was built in 1942. The original portion of Central Kitsap Middle School was built in 1959 and now most major systems, from plumbing to electrical, need to be replaced.  Among the buildings' deficiencies are:

Modern Learning Needs
To build 21st century skills, students today need modern science and engineering labs. They need the electrical systems that can support their technology needs. 

High School Space

From portables to a loading dock converted into a classroom, students and supplies fill all available spaces in the current CK High school. 

Building Conditions
Most major school systems, from heating to plumbing, were built to last 20 to 30 years. Major systems in both buildings need to be upgraded or replaced. Seismic upgrades are also needed to make the buildings safer.

Silverdale has grown. More people live between Silverdale and Seabeck and travel on Anderson Hill Road past the school. When school starts and ends, it is difficult for cars and buses to get through.

Students and parents often cannot find parking when needed. A wait list for parking permits is long. The former parking lot was the best available location for portables to address classroom needs. 

Project Features

  • 313,000 square feet of new construction for 2 schools plus remodeled gym 

  • Three-story CKMS, CKHS

  • Large auditorium

  • New tennis courts, athletic fields and tracks, including a new synthetic turf football/soccer field with lights, scoreboard and spectator seating

  • Expanded parking 

  • Secure entryways for each school

Design & Construction

Integrus Architecture
Skanska USA Building


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