School Details

Washington Elementary School

3322 Dolbeer Street, Eureka, CA 95503
(707) 441-2547
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 537 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

66%
48%
56%
76%
57%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Eureka City Schools average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
48%
46%
69%
64%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Eureka City Schools average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
63%
65%
78%
74%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Eureka City Schools average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
50%
60%
67%
52%
65%
60%
49%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Eureka City Schools average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
57%
60%
66%
57%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Eureka City Schools average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Washington Elementary School is a public elementary school in Eureka. The principal of Washington Elementary School is Jennifer Johnson and can be contacted at johnsonj@eurekacityschools.org. 537 students attend Washington Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 14% of the Washington Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 52% of the 537 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Washington Elementary School is 20:1. Cutten Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 61% 57%
Asian 6% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Hispanic 14% 12%
Unspecified 0.8% 12%
Filipino 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 59%
Limited English proficiency 14% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Both our children attend Washington school and they love it. They have had wonderful teachers. they are looking forward to the new school year.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is attending the Kindergarten here this year 2011-2012. I attended Washington Years ago and feel that the teachers are still very involved engaging and that the school is clean well maintained and feels very safe. If I had any complaints it would be other parents children teaching my son words that he would not have learned at home. The teacher has been very good about discussing all issues with us on that regard and is very thoughtful with the class and getting the parents involved. I am still a fan of the school and it is because it has been so well maintained academically and visually all these years.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our experience with Washington has been varied dependent on the teachers. They've ranged from great to bad - yelling complaining to students about parent complaints in class inconsistency lack of organization. GATE program was pretty useless and seems to be gone this year without any notification. When you ask teachers/admin questions to which they should know the answers they just say they don't know and won't bother to find out or direct you to someone who does know. There's a new principal this year (2010-11) and things are a bit disorganized but she's more personable than the last. In general academics are mediocre and all teaching is preparation for standardized testing (they're given benchmark tests pre-tests and prep tests all year long to the detriment of learning anything but this is not school-specific) teachers are hit or miss and administration could work on communication and dissemination of information. It's par for the area.

  • (5 years ago)

    Big Class sizes! 29 kids to 1 teacher is not a good ratio. My daughter attended Kindergarten here 3/4 of the way I pulled her out. She was bored at the constant review because other kids could not grasp what was being taught.

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel it's a great school.Feels like a small tight community and our family really enjoys the teachers and all that the PTA does.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff is wonderful. My daughters love their school and their teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    My kindergartener looks forward to school everyday which makes me so happy the teachers are great -- her's is so sweet and calm has a very kind voice which i think is the way kindergarten teachers should be my little girl just adores her teacher.

  • (6 years ago)

    my son loves going to school and i love that he is happy every day )about it

  • (8 years ago)

    Tons of parents are involved...bringing in needed items driving on field trips. Music was limited to a Christmas show for parents. There is running club 2 days a week when the weather is nice my child has really enjoyed this. There is an after school program although the waiting list is extremely long and is going to start leaning towards children that need extra help with schoolwork. My child was doing wonderfully when starting at this school now I see handwriting that has gotten worse instead of improving a loss of interest in math homework and most recently in even going to school. I am very concerned about getting the attention of my child back to learning instead of coping with the school atmosphere that is created here. I would not be comfortable recommending this school to another parent or having my child attending this school next year.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have no complaints so far on the teachers we have experencied at this school. My son is in fifth grade and has attended the school for the last 3 years. However the school does not have a positive approach to bullying. My son has been bullied all year by a group of boys and nothing has been done. I took the issue to the principal and she did not handle the situation in the manner she advised me she would. Instead she approached my child in front of his bullier and other boys and discussed it making my child feel extremly uncomfortable and uneasy about the situation. Needless to say the problem has continued and i just again had to take it to the school. I am now putting my youngest child in another school for Kindergarten. I would not recommend this school to another parent now.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is okay. There seems to be little consisteration for families and the students. It seems importance is placed on the inconvience of school staff. The teachers are good but not great.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has a wonderful friendly environment.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have been involved with Washington School for four years now. I felt the kindergarten classes were not the strongest in the district but each year since then the teachers have been extremely motivated and knowledgeable and my children love to come to school everyday. They don't like days off because it means missing school! There's a strong emphasis on music within the curriculum and the principal loves to play and sing with the students. Even his mother accompanies singers on the piano. Warm and friendly atmosphere. I'm very lucky my children can experience this elementary school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Solid academics. Highest quality teachers. Safe and accountable. Good music program 4th & 5th. Stong PTA and parent involvement. GATE and well structured afterschool program.

  • (10 years ago)

    Wow! is what I have to say about Washington school. My daughters learning was off the scale. She learned to read write and learned math and spanish too - this is kindigarden were talking about here - thank you washington school

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter will be in 2nd grade at Washington this year. The teachers are dedicated patient talented and amazing. Wonderful principal! I'm so happy we chose this school (out of all the schools when we moved up here from the SF Bay Area). Better than the schools in the Bay Area!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have had children at Washington School for the past ten years. I have found the teachers and staff skilled in their teaching while providing a nurturing safe and healthy environment. The school has also implemented the Healthy Play program. Additionally there are a variety of enrichment classes clubs and tutoring help is available.

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