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Building History

Brouillet Elementary School
17207 94th Avenue East
Puyallup, WA 98375

Brouillet Elementary School was opened in 1990 and is located in the Gem Heights Development on South Hill, west of Meridian Street South. The project architect was Burr Lawrence Rising + Bates of Tacoma, Washington, and the general contractor was C & T Construction, also of Tacoma, Washington. Brouillet Elementary was a state match project with the local funds coming from the 1988 Bond Issue.

The school was named after Dr. Frank "Buster" Brouillet. Dr. Brouillet was a graduate of Puyallup High School where he also served as a teacher and counselor. Later, he served as a state legislator and finished his professional career as the superintendent of public instruction and president of Pierce College.

The education specifications for the permanent building were designed with a total of 18 general-use classrooms, two (2) kindergarten rooms, three (3) special education classrooms, and a number of smaller specialty instructional spaces. In addition, the school has one (1) of the district's prototype play sheds. The school building became eligible for state matching funds for modernization or new construction in lieu of modernization in the year 2010. The site is located in the Thun Field Safety Zone 6 which includes certain limitations of future expansion as specified in Pierce County code.