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About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2018—19)
Last updated: 12/12/2018
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2018—19)
Washington Elementary School was established in 1953 on 8.2 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands. At the present time, our campus consists of 14 permanent and 13 portable classrooms, a new library and Technology and Engineering Lab.
The full time staff includes 20 regular classroom teachers, four4 Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) teachers, one PE teacher, one Music teacher, one Art teacher, two Special Education teachers, one STEM teacher, 5 special education classroom aides, seven Curriculum Specialists, two custodians, two office personnel, and a library clerk. The auxiliary staff consists of a school-based counselor (CALM therapist), psychologist, health clerk, and a speech and language therapist. This staff, combined with the efforts of the principal, the Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO), countless volunteers, and motivated and dedicated parents, form a team to ensure that children receive a relevant 21st Century education. California’s Common Core Standards are a strong focus for our teachers and students and we are also focused on implementing the Next Generation of Science Standards.
Additionally, Washington elementary houses SBUnified’s GATE Magnet Program. The GATE Magnet aims to serve the unique needs of GATE-identified students in grades 3-6 through self-contained, full-day classrooms with an academic emphasis and enriched learning environment. In this program, students from throughout the district are assigned to classrooms that stay together the entire day and include only GATE-identified students. This unique SBUnified GATE program provides Common Core State Standards-aligned instruction with a concentration on acceleration, extended learning, and enrichment. Critical thinking, strategies for problem- solving, and decision-making are emphasized throughout the program. All students, including Washington School students, who wish to attend the Magnet Program, must be in a lottery for available seats.
Moreover, we are dedicated to: recognizing the unique value of each person; promoting the mastery of academic skills; providing active learning in a safe, supportive environment; and empowering students to become responsible and productive citizens. This is our goal for all 600+ students at Washington. To achieve this we established the following mission, vision, and goals.
Our mission is to provide all students with a positive and challenging learning experience. Critical thinking skills are developed through literacy, fine arts, mathematics, technology and the sciences. Individual excellence and a desire for lifelong learning are promoted through a partnership between home, school and community.
The vision of Washington Elementary School is to be a community learning organization that unites the strengths and talents of students, parents, and staff into a single learning organization focused on: rigor, relevance, and an attention to the “whole child.”
To achieve our vision, the following goals have been established:
- Strong Academic Program—Create a challenging, relevant, and engaging instructional program provided by a staff working interdependently and in conjunction with parent and community volunteers that allows all students to master grade level standards.
- Enrichment & Arts—Create and sustain a comprehensive and standards-based enrichment program that includes the areas of science, visual art, physical education, and instrumental music. This program is meant to extend, enrich, and deepen the core academic program.
- Healthy Environment—Maintain a healthy, supportive learning environment by engaging all students, staff, and parents in a discussion about the Washington Way (Respect and Responsibility), maintaining a school garden, having a rigorous Physical Education, and using Restorative Approaches in terms of discipline. When students make a mistake, we ask them to take responsibility for their role and to try and make it right. We believe in the 5 R’s: Relationships, Respect, Responsibility, Repair, and Reintegration.
Respect & Responsibility
We are the Wildcats. We have PRIDE! All students, staff and parents are expected to show P.R.I.D.E. on campus. This includes in the classroom, library, STEM lab, art room, music room, cafeteria, auditorium, lunch tables, hallways, bathrooms, on playground, outdoor tables, front of school, parking lot, on the bus, rainy day, and with electronic devices.
Last updated: 1/18/2019
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2017—18)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 12/18/2018
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2017—18)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||0.3 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||%|
|Hispanic or Latino||40.8 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||%|
|Two or More Races||1.2 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||39.8 %|
|English Learners||16.2 %|
|Students with Disabilities||10.7 %|