Student Generation Rates

In 2016 we began providing student generation rate services to school districts using the methodology developed by consultant Mike McCormick, FAICP. Mike worked for over two decades with school districts in Washington State and retired at the end of 2015.  He developed a unique student generation rate methodology that has proved to be an unbiased and reliable way to determine how many students districts may expect at any grade level resulting from new development. In order to provide districts with continued access to this methodology, Mike transitioned his student generation rate practice to 3 Square Blocks. To ensure a seamless transition, Mike provided us with staff training.

Since then we have prepared student generation rates for nine districts in five counties: Bethel School District, Mount Vernon School District, Sedro-Woolley School District, Steilacoom School District, Sultan School District, Sumner School District, Tumwater School District, Woodland Public Schools and Yelm Community Schools.

Our firm also assists school districts with capital facilities planning. We have worked with three districts since 2015 to update their capital facilities plans: Bethel School District, Sumner School District and Yelm Community Schools.

We enjoy this work and look forward to continuing to provide high quality services to school districts.



Casey Bradfield, Senior Associate