School Details

Washington Elementary School

425 North Nighland Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 444-3073
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 363 students 13 students/teacher (AR avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

71%
85%
79%
79%
89%
86%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fayetteville School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
89%
85%
70%
85%
82%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fayetteville School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
87%
84%
79%
80%
70%
70%
77%
61%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fayetteville School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Washington Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fayetteville. 363 students go to Washington Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 60% of the 363 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Washington Elementary School is 13:1. Leverett Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 60% 70%
Multiracial 18% 5%
Hispanic 11% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 4%
Asian 0.8% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    The staff at Washington is amazing! They truly care about students and their well being- not just a test score. They work in many ways to ensure students are succeeding in not only school grades and academics but in life skills and issues as well.

  • (6 months ago)

    All I can say is if your child is handicapped. Do lots of drop ins. I did.

  • (6 months ago)

    We transfered our son to washington this year. He has ADD and is in 3rd grade. He has been to three different schools in the area. Washington has been THE BEST. Very supportive and actually adhere to the 504 program. Not sure why so many bad ratings...maybe they haven't tried the other local schools? -mom in fayetteville

  • (8 months ago)

    Great sense of community and strong leadership. My son has attended K-3 so far and we have had a wonderful experience. Small class size allows for individual attention. Teachers are well trained and very concerned with each individual. They work hard to integrate parents into every aspect of your child's education. Parents are always welcome on field trips and invited to holiday events. Teachers answer emails promptly and will often give you same day or same hour attention. We have had a wonderful experience!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Very pleased with our experience. One of the smaller schools in town so everyone seems to know your child.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our two kids are in their second years at Washington Elementary School and we could not be happier with this amazing place. In one sense I hesitate to leave this review because it feels like the bizarrely low rating on this site helps keep it a well-kept secret -- reasonable class sizes no bullying whatsoever brilliant teachers and administrators who just "get it." The school is completely unlike a few of the socioeconomically segregated schools in town; we were at one of these for a while and it was a cloistered experience. Since Washington. offers open enrollment it's a wonderful cross-section of kids of every background. They do a great job of accommodating kids moving at different paces. There's a strong volunteer culture so nearly every class has a few UA professors coming in each week to teach small groups. And if a kid is acting up it's not "bad kid" -- it's "let's figure out what's bothering this kid and support her together." Truthfully. It seems impossible but somehow they've instilled this in every single student. Just a great place to send our kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    We love our small close-nit school. The teachers really care about the students and have really helped my sons feel good about school.

  • (2 years ago)

    It is obvious that many of the teachers are here only for a paycheck and don't have a desire to be around children. The principal says whatever she thinks parents want to hear but does not follow through. The children here are going to have a tough time catching up if they are even able considering the limited skills they are being taught when they get out of this place.

  • (3 years ago)

    I agree with the previous reviewer who said his/her child was treated as if they were unworthy of teachers' time. The lack of timely information lack of follow through lack of control and lack of real concern (not just the administration's lip service) are glaring problems at this school. If I could rate zero stars I would.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a wonderful community oriented school that is concerned with the education of its children.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our two kids transferred into this school last fall (in 1st and 3rd grade). We've found a wonderfully diverse student body nice old downtown neighborhood dedicated staff that takes the time to get to know kids as individuals and ample opportunities for parents to get involved in the school. We're pleased with our choice.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter transfered into Washington school this semester and it's been the biggest mistake ever. Since the beginning of the year her teacher has treated her as unworthy of the teachers time. There have been several incidents in which information about my child was not given in proper time. It seems as if they feel I am not worth their time. For instance I was pushed out of a parent teacher conference early even though my concerns and questions were not yet full addressed. While during her parent teacher meeting I was informed that they had implemented a the use of a new reading assistance program without my knowledge. I feel this completely cuts the parent out of the educational process as they did not even inform me that they felt she needed such assistance. Beyond that the teacher refused to render a copy of my child's test scores to me.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our fifth-grade daughter has been to three schools in Fayetteville a private school (the New School) for pre-K and K another public school (Owl Creek) for a year and Washington. All of them have their merits but Washington is clearly the best. The principal Ashley Garcia is just terrific and almost all the teachers she has encountered are wonderful.

  • (12 years ago)

    My fifth grade nephew enrolled in the middle of the school year and had a difficult time making new friends. His teachers the administration and the counselor were wonderful about making him feel comfortable in his new environment and meeting his needs. They also were very conscientious about contacting me when they had concerns. I was very impressed with the level of dedication of the staff at Washington Elementary.

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Overall score

(based on 17 ratings & reviews)

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