BELLEVUE WEST 2018-01-21T00:34:42+00:00


About Us

Established: 1977
Location: 1501 Thurston Avenue
Grades Served: 9-12
History: In 1973 a citizens’ committee evaluated existing and future building and curricular needs for the Bellevue Public Schools. The committee recommended a building program and a fifteen million dollar bond issue to help with construction, including a new 6.3 million dollar high school, which would be the largest bond issue ever passed in Nebraska for a new high school. The new high school was completed as a single project, something that had never happened in Bellevue and opened in August 1977. The building was an innovative, functional design called an educational complex.
School Mascot: Bellevue West Thunderbirds
School Colors: Purple, Gold and White
School Purpose: Bellevue West High School strives to be a student centered, academically challenging environment which cultivates character, celebrates learning, and fosters collaboration. Together, the staff and families of the diverse Bellevue/Offutt community will develop creative, continuous learners with the skills and enthusiasm to be contributing members of a global community.
Principal: Kevin Rohlfs

Project Summary

  • Field Lighting Replacement
  • Possible Track Replacement

Project Timeline

  • Anticipated Construction Start

  • Anticipated Construction Completion

Last Update: January 21, 2018

Project Notes

January 2, 2018 – Bellevue West

Roof Projects: The roofing work for the first round of roof replacement work scheduled for Bellevue West is progressing. Roofing work has been completed in Area 1 (Northwest quadrant), Area 2 (Language Classrooms) and the Shop/Technology wing. Roofing work has started on the area over the existing Pool area but has been temporarily halted due to extreme cold weather. Once there is a break in the weather, roofing work will resume and should be completed within approximately two weeks (weather dependent). Work was delayed somewhat during the late fall due to persistent high wind conditions.

Shop Ventilation Upgrade Project: Work will begin in late March, 2018 for the replacement of two mechanical units located over the welding shop at Bellevue West. The existing rooftop units are existing units dating back to when the school first opened in 1977. The existing units have deteriorated to a point where water is continually entering the building through the units. It is anticipated that the mechanical work in and over the shop area will be completed over the Spring Break period and back in operation in early April.

October 18 – Bellevue West

Roof Projects
The roofing work for the first round of roof replacement work scheduled for Bellevue West is moving forward. Work is ongoing in Area 1 (Northwest quadrant) and the work in that area and will be moving over to Area 2 (Language Classrooms). Work on the north portion of the building will be completed the week of 10/23/17 and then will shift over to the south end of the building to the shop classroom area and the roof area over the pool. Roofing work is anticipated on being completed in early November.

A contract has also been awarded to Controlled Comfort, Inc. on extending six existing rooftop unit curbs in the areas of work to allow flashing work to be performed on the roof curbs. This work will be coordinated with the installation of the roofing work that will be performed in these respective roof areas.


July 31st, 2017 – Bellevue West High School

Roof Projects
The Contract for the first round of roof replacement work scheduled for Bellevue West has been awarded and it is anticipated that work will begin in earnest the first week of September. Depending on weather, it is anticipated that the work included in this first round of roofs will be completed around October 31st.

July 7th, 2017 – Bellevue West

Roof Projects
Bids have been received for the first round of roof replacement work that will be occurring at West High over the next several years. The Bellevue School Board will be taking action on a recommendation to move ahead with the low bidder on the project at their July 10th Board meeting. It is anticipated that work will begin shortly after approval and work is anticipated to be completed in October.

June 13, 2017 – Bellevue West

Field Replacement Work
Work has been completed on the field replacement at Bellevue West and is back in action being used for summer football camps, soccer, track and shortly, band practice. Minor cleanup will still be completed in June, but the field looks great and all participants should enjoy the new field conditions!!!

Roof Projects
Plans are also out for the first round of roof replacement work that will be occurring at West High over the next several years. Bids for the planned roofing work will be submitted on June 22nd with anticipated Board approval on July 10th. It is anticipated that the roofing work will be completed by the end of September.

May 26, 2017 – Bellevue West

Work is continuing on the field replacement and over 95% complete! The new ground rubber and sand infill is currently be placed and groomed into the field substrate. The field contractor (Midwest Fieldturf) has been working long days to make up for delays due to recent rains and is scheduled to be pretty much completed by the end of the day on Saturday May 27th. Bellevue West will be hosting football camps starting on May 30th so the camps will be the inaugural event on the new turf!!