About Us

Walter Lee Elementary School (1960- ) began as an annex to James Whiteside School on its completion in 1960. By 1967, the school was operating independently after ten classrooms and a gymnasium were added.

Walter Lee (1825-1899) arrived in Richmond in 1874 from New Zealand, via the United States, having participated in the California Gold Rush.

Mr. Lee and Thomas Kidd pooled their resources in order to purchase land in the South Arm district near the Fraser River sloughs. Walter Lee was one of those who signed the petition for the incorporation of Richmond in 1879 and served on its first Council.

For more information on all Richmond schools, go to the City of Richmond Archives.

Year End Message and Back to School Information

June is a time for us to reflect and give thanks to the part that everyone has played during this third term as everyone has been impacted. We would like to thank our amazing PAC...

School Board Update - Long Term Facilities Plan

Date: April 23, 2020 Subject: Board Update - Long Range Facilities Plan At the April 22, 2020 public meeting of the Board of Education, the Board announced that at this time, it...

Feed-U-Cate - How you can help

What is the School District's Feed-U-Cate 38 Food Program and how can I donate to it. In these extraordinary times, the Richmond School District is doing its best to help keep...

Corona Virus School District Update

Dear Walter Lee families, Please read the Richmond School District update attached regarding the novel coronavirus. Thank you. Walter Lee Elementary  

Approved School Boundary Revisions

From October to December 2019, the Richmond School District's Board of Education consulted the public on 35 proposed school boundary revisions. Subsequent to the engagement...