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Nice view, long history: Edmonds Elementary marks 50 years


Last updated 9/23/2016 at Noon

Edmonds Elementary principal Brett Hagen and teacher Karyn Heinekin are gearing up for the school’s 50th anniversary celebration.

To go back to the very beginning, the first schoolhouse was Edmonds founder George Brackett’s feed barn at the corner of Third and Edmonds, according to Joan Swift in her book “Brackett’s Landing: A History of Early Edmonds.”

The teacher, Emily Box, made $20 a month for instructing six students, three of them belonging to Brackett.

Edmonds Elementary School’s history isn’t that long, but it is celebrating its 50th anniversary at its current location. There’s a bit of a story to the history.

The two-story school with the killer view on Olympic Avenue was built in 1966 and op...

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