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About This School

Washington Middle School is a public middle school in La Habra. The principal of Washington Middle School is Mario Carlos and can be contacted at mcarlos@lhcsd.k12.ca.us. 937 children attend Washington Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Unspecified, and Asian. 28% of the Washington Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 69% of the 937 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Washington Middle School is 25:1. Our Lady of Guadalupe Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 82% 76%
Unspecified 4% 8%
Asian 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 13%
Filipino 0.3% 0.8%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0.8%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 5227%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 70%
Limited English proficiency 28% 40%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Two of my older sons attended this school from 2006-2009 and had no problems with the administration. My youngest son began attending the school and new head administrators had been hired. I haven't been satisfied with their performances and am strongly disappointed in the administrators lack integrity and professionalism. We held a district meeting with various principals and administrators of the district. One of the head administrators at WMS was caught lying about the situation in which my son was accused of being the perpetrator of a physical altercation between two other students. I can't find the words to explain my great disappointment in the administration of this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I currently attend washington middle school. i can honostly say that i am proud of my teachers and my principal/vice principal for all that they do for us. i am currently in seventh grade and i accually look forward to school because it`s such a grea enviorment. i mean all schools deal with their up`s and down`s but our school has many things to be proud of. my teachers dedicate their time to helping us improve in all subjects! it`s really a great school!

  • (1 year ago)

    im a student at the school and i love it the teachers actually cae and the principle and the vp are really active whether in the wms news or playing a little two hand touch football the school has awsome teacher mr al-jamie mrs jackson and so many more thank you wms

  • (3 years ago)

    My child was severely bullied at this school and very little was done about it. The vice principal was actually the person who told me about the problem and he told me as if it were a funny joke. It climaxed with my child being beaten up on the playground. I took her out and put her in another school where she's doing much better. The only reason I give this school one star is because academically the teachers really try. But problems were not dealt with. I hope it's gotten better.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has been great in helping with the transition from secondary to middle school. The Principal Vice Principal and entire administration are VERY involved and encouraging in every student's academic performance and future. We support WMS Patriots 100%.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am very impressed with the attention given to the students by the principal and staff. The environment is well maintained and conducive to the learning structure. The Principal and Assistant Principal are on campus and involved more than any I have seen before. Congratulations for job well done.

  • (4 years ago)

    The Best school ever!!! The kids are cool and so are the teachers and principals! Keep up the good work guys!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    i love my school the teachers actually care about us as kids! Also the princlible is doing a fantastic job! He funds everything very wisely.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am amazed at how many teachers are no longer at WMS my daughter is now in the 8th grade at WMS and ever year since 6th it seems the District continues to get rid of teachers. My daughter had Mr. Gould for AVID last year and I was excited to have her again have Mr. Gould for 8th grade AVID and history. However I found out it appears he was let go with the budget cuts. Where is the Districts priorities?

  • (4 years ago)

    WMS is a very educational school.Im going to be in 8th grade.It will be happy and sad for me to say goodbye to the wonderful teachers and staff.Mr.Manty retired.He was a wonderful principal.I got all my school supllies already.Well i have to go if you would like to know more about WMS add me.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent who has had two students graduate from WMS and has a 6th grader there now I am sooo glad to have had my kids go there. The principle is excellent and very involved with the student body. The vice principle Mr. Carlos in the past couple of years has introduced several after school activities like track and sports. Unlike other posters I have had great experiences with the teachers there you just have to get involved. The administration is very good about working with you when you do have a problem. Do your homework and get involved!

  • (5 years ago)

    Well this is my second year at WMS (I'm an 8th grader that will be graduating in June) and I have to say that this year has been a lot better for me than last year. Even with all the tax cuts and everything that the government has done there are more afterschool clubs than last year and we actually have sports teams. All my teachers are awesome and really fun. The poster before me mentioned that there are lots of outbursts and laughter and its true but hey we're having fun and I think its alright as long as we can get under control when the teacher asks us to and we still learn. I'm in all honors classes and even will all that everyone is passing in all of my classes. So its improving and I think its a good school overall.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have 2 children that attend this school and I am VERY disappointed at the way things are handled there. I have repeatedly tried to get in touch with their teacher's on numerous occasions to only get 1 or 2 responses. I spent a day at school recently with my younger child and was shocked to see the way the classrooms at this school are handled. They were out of control with frequent outburst laughing and sarcasm. I now understand why my child has such a hard time concentrating in his classes. It is unfortunate that the classroom sizes are so large. I don't see a chance for any of the children there to get ahead or have any kind of decent education. I hope for the children that things change in the near future.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent who has a 7th grader and one already graduated from Washington it my pleasure to say I am glad I have another one coming next year. This school has done a fantastic job with all of the cut backs in programs and staffing. I am looking forward to 3 more years of excelent teaching.

  • (5 years ago)

    eh this school is ok. there are definately a lot of things the school starting with its apperance. at first sight this seems like a really boring dull school. they should really do something about that. and the students for the most part aren't very welcoming and they tend to be bad influences. also they should have more extracurricular activities or more elective options. they really don't give us a whole lot to choose from. i mean there's only like 5 or 6 electives o.O. the teachers are great though! i loved all of my teachers especially miss rich and miss smith ]. they really care about the students and try to help you as much as possible. so overall its an ok school. ]

  • (6 years ago)

    the school is pretty good but there are not very many activities and the students are not very welcoming. this is my first year here but it has been practically 2 months and i still have no friends. also some of the students seem to be very bad influences and i don't like that.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending Washington Middle School for almost 2 years now. She is very happy with her teachers and the principal. Mr. Mantee is a wonderful understanding principal who really seems to care about the children. All of her teachers have been great and very helpful. However there are not many extracurricular activities at this critical age for children to keep them away from drugs and gangs.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has very dedicated teachers but a lot of students are very bad influences and I do not like that because it can interfere with our learning.

  • (7 years ago)

    I enrolled my son in Washington Middle this year and was not very happy. I didn't see any concern coming from the teachers (except one) about my son's grades. I tried talking to his teachers and didn't get any good results from it. I was not happy at all with the whole situation. My son has always done well in school until he attended here. They don't have a dress code and they are too lenient with the students. I ended up taking my son out of the school and he's now doing much better in his new school.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school doesn't offer much in the way of student assistance. They do not try to help their students succeed. Once your child has been labeled that is howthey will always be treated. And for those students that have troubles they stick them all in the same class together.

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