Originally built in 1943, rebuilt in 1956 and partially remodeled in 1992, McLoughlin Middle School serves approximately 900 students!
The school has a long history in Vancouver, from its WWII-era beginnings as McLoughlin Junior High School to its present-day diversity and innovation. McLoughlin also is the middle school home of the district’s Spanish Immersion program.
McLoughlin is a diverse, vibrant school. But the school faces significant challenges in its facility.
Capacity: With a projected enrollment of 1,000 students in 2016-17 and more than 75 staff members, the building is over capacity. Some students must attend class in a portable. Space is at a premium. An office shared by three counselors is located in a closet, and the art room has no room for storage.
Age: The roof leaks in the gym and hallways; tiles are water-stained and damaged. Dark hallways and low ceilings in the 60-year-old building do not foster a positive learning environment.