School Details

Washington High School

38442 Fremont Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94536
(510) 505-7300
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1937 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Fremont Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Washington High School is a public high school in Fremont. The principal of Washington High School is Linda Fernandez, who can be contacted at lfernandez@fremont.k12.ca.us. 1,937 children attend Washington High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Filipino; and Asian. 12% of the Washington High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 19% of the 1,937 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Washington High School is 21:1. Circle of Independent Learning School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 4%
Filipino 7% 6%
Asian 35% 49%
White, non-Hispanic 34% 21%
Unspecified 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 20% 15%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 32767%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 17%
Limited English proficiency 12% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    To be honest I don't see anything wrong with this school. I'll have to disagree with review below me. Yeah SOME of the students are annoying but a lot aren't.. Everyone here is different >.< I had horrible grades in Elementary but here my grades have gotten much higher.

  • (1 year ago)

    If you took all these students and placed them at a different school this school would be nearly perfect. My problem with this school is definitely the students. theyre immature childish annoying ignorant and chances are they wont get very far in life. the staff is alright the new principal is really nice and a couple teachers seem to actually care about what you have to say. But only a couple. Most are just collecting a paycheck. I definitely plan on graduating early just to get away from this school and all the people that are destroying it.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter graduated from here in 2011 and my son will be a freshmen in fall. I love this school.The staff is very friendly and helpful.It was maze day yesterday and my son was out on a boyscout trip.So I decided to go and get some of the stuff for him.Seniorsand leadership students helped mea lot.One senior Jason was so helpful that he walked me up to the freshmen locker area and helped me in choosing one right there with the help of a device that he was carrying.Then my son's schedule was mixed up..I decided to go to the counselorer.Since she had left for the day the principal Mr. Moran spent good 15 to 25 minutes with me and gave me a new schedule for my son.I was very relieved and happy that my problem was addressed on time. One concern is that too many students come to school late and not much is done about it.I hope the new principal will pay attention to it.

  • (2 years ago)

    I'd have to say this is THE school you would want to come to. The people here are great and it has a huge variety of races.

  • (2 years ago)

    Washington High School is the worst school I have ever attended. The teachers could care less about the students they have absolutely no control of the classroom and no discpline is applied. Also the education itself is poor and does not challenge me at a intellectual level. Although it is apparently a top public school it does not meet my criteria of being a school that succesfully educates the pupils. If you want to get into a good college and succeed I do not suggest this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended Washington many years ago and have to say this school did a great job of preparing me for the world. After two graduate degrees and a long career teaching and coaching I've been able to look back and give a silent thanks to all the great teachers I had at WHS . You only get out of a school what you put into it. If you work hard and pay attention you can go far. I have many classmates who've achieved much. Many are university professors lawyers doctors teachers nurses etc. My niece graduated 25 years later and has been equally successful. Sorry but I read a lot of sour grapes in some of these reviews.

  • (3 years ago)

    The only reason why this school does not have at least a 9/10 is because of the past Around two decades ago this high school was doing really bad and the government almost took over. This made all the careful parents and their family move somewhere else. Luckily whs did not get taken over. WHS is thriving right now. I've never learned move. The teachers are the best I've ever had. Trust me. I went to a school 2.5 miles away ihs (public school) and they taught me absolutely nothing and I'm an honors (and GATE) student. WHS has many activities for everyone at school. Not only do the students learn but they have fun during their high school years. All the departments are excellent. The only problem is the students. There is not much competition because the competitive people moved beacuse of WHS's old reputation. WHS is so much better than 20 years ago. It should deserve a 9 at least. There is a really string principal realtionship with the students this year. I can honestly say this is the best high school in the city.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a school where most teachers don't have control over their students. It's students who run the class not the teacher.

  • (5 years ago)

    We rock the Bay Area a school rich in tradition and a passion to be the best in every area from academics the athletics to clubs to community involvement. We Are WHS

  • (5 years ago)

    I have spoken with teachers and see how much they care about the progress of their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Awesome sports and academic program

  • (5 years ago)

    Washington HS has the best school spirit in Fremont. The school and staff really try to motivate their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    i had the greatest four years at washington. the people the activities the community all wonderful )

  • (5 years ago)

    The students are all nice and really help you. I Am a freshmen and I am having a blast there the staff are amazingly helpful and very nice!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am attending Washington High School currently as a freshman. I found that all the teachers are willing to help and listen to what you have to say. The other students at the school are all mostly friendly and will try and help you out. Though the mathematics department is not as strong as most if you pay attention then you will understand. You cannot blame everything on the teacher. I have geometery and I am doing very well.

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved to the area in the middle of my high school years I would NOT recommend this school. The office seemed too busy to take the time to explain what was needed and go through the steps with me to understand. They don't follow up with the previous schools for transcripts. The teachers seem to have their own agenda's when my child needed help in their class. Overall not much support to get on the right track. I was warned by a former teacher about these things but didn't give it much thought as I believe each family gets a chance. Now I understand what they were warning me about. My advice do your research and have your information ready to ask questions. If your child is struggling this is NOT the school to go to. Also they are allowed off campus as there aren't funds for patrol officers. FYI.

  • (6 years ago)

    if you are interested in sports this is the school for you for studies this school is'nt very helpful

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attended Washington HS last year as a freshman and I'm glad he'll be attending there again this year. I have nothing but good things to say about the teachers he was fortunate enough to have. They were all very encouraging and supportive of their students. He had Mr. Sotelo for Health Mrs. Omstead for Science Ms. Duncan for PE Mr. Elkin for Art Mr. Webb for English and Mr. Kwong for Algebra. The teachers all kept in touch with me regarding my son's grades so I knew exactly what was going on with his studies. I saw first hand how much they cared for their students. My advise to parents is to get involved in their children's education. Keep in touch with the teachers and talk to your kids so that you can address any problems early on. The coaches for tennis and track were also very good!

  • (6 years ago)

    If you don't care about education and your goal is to be on a sports team or go to community college then Washington is the place for you! I wish you luck on teaching yourself mathematics from the book if you are as fortunate as I to attend this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended Washington High school and found it to be one of the worst I had every attended. The teachers are totally out of touch with what needs to be done. For your 'average' student with no learning problems it's fine. I have math Dyslexia and the teachers had no idea how to handle it so they stuck me LD classes so I learned less and now I don't know which way is up in college math. The 'orientation' class taught me absolutely nothing I didn't already know. They should be telling us how to apply for a loan not how to fill out a job application! It's fill in the blank for Pete's sake. Get your kids out of this school. It will ruin them.

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