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Ferrucci Junior High School
3213 Wildwood Park Drive
Puyallup, WA 98374

Ferrucci Junior High School was opened in 1982 and is located on South Hill, east of Meridian Avenue South and south of 23rd Avenue Southeast. The project architect was Burr and Associates of Tacoma, Washington, and the general contractor was Neeley Construction of Puyallup, Washington.

The school was named in honor of Dr. Vitt Ferrucci, a long-time area resident, veterinarian, and businessman. In addition, Dr. Ferrucci served the community as a School Board Member for over 38 years, from 1957 to 1995. Dr. Ferrucci was also a Board of Regents member for Washington State University. Vitt Ferrucci was involved in numerous civic programs and resided in Puyallup until his death on June 1, 2009. The 2004 Bond program funded a project to replace the roof along with the windows and

flooring. The permanent building has a total of 30 classroom spaces, one (1) gymnasium, one (1) multi-purpose space, three (3) special education rooms and several smaller specialty instructional spaces. In 2012, the building received a Building Assessment Score of 67, compared to a districtwide rating average of 76.4. Ferrucci is currently eligible for state matching funds for modernization or new construction in lieu of modernization.

In 2020, construction began to add an addition funded with state match funds generated from the 2015 Bond. The Ferrucci project added an addition of approximately 18,000 sq. ft. east of the existing facility and an addition to the commons of approximately 3,700 sq. ft. The modifications include ten (10) classrooms, expansion of the office and commons, removal of portables, expansion ofthe bus loop and parking areas, and conversion of a computer lab to a drama classroom. Remodeling changed the building entry to the commons through a secure vestibule to increase safety and security.

The project is scheduled to be complete by Oct. 2022.