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Maplewood Elementary School
1110 West Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371

The first Maplewood School was constructed in 1891 and consisted of four (4) classrooms. The school is located in west Puyallup, west of Meridian Avenue and just south of West Pioneer. Maplewood School was named in recognition of all the maple trees that existed in the vicinity.

The original structure was razed, and the current building was constructed and opened in 1934. In 1948, a gym/stage and a seven (7) classroom addition were built. In 1952, an additional two (2) classrooms were built on the east wing. In 1998, Maplewood Elementary School was completely modernized. The project also included construction of a gymnasium/stage facility. The project architect was Burr Lawrence Rising+ Bates of Tacoma, Washington. The general contractor was Neeley Construction of Puyallup, Washington. The modernization/addition was a state matched project with local funding coming from redirected 1991 Bond Issue revenues.

The education specifications for the permanent building are designed with 13 general-use classrooms, one (1) kindergarten classroom, two (2) special education classrooms and a number of smaller specialty instructional spaces. In addition, the building has one (1) of the district's prototype play sheds. In 2012, the building received a Building Assessment Score of 83, compared to a districtwide rating average of 76.4. It will be eligible for state matching funds for modernization or new construction in lieu of modernization in the year 2029.