School Details

Washington Traditional School

300 East Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 445-5400
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 321 students 18 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

68%
76%
69%
83%
90%
78%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Prescott Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
64%
62%
86%
85%
75%
63%
77%
58%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Prescott Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
70%
63%
96%
91%
80%
69%
70%
52%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Prescott Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Washington Traditional School is a public middle school in Prescott. The principal of Washington Traditional School is Mr. Harold Tenney. 321 students go to Washington Traditional School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 4% of the Washington Traditional School students have "limited English proficiency." 55% of the 321 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Washington Traditional School is 18:1. Mountain Oak Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 80%
Native American or Native Alaskan 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4% 2%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 17% 14%
Asian 0.9% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 36%
Limited English proficiency 4% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school has 3 computer labs for students to practice skills create documents and presentations research and learn. We have innovative learning and traditional values.

  • (3 years ago)

    So far 5 of my 7 children have attended WTS. The principal teachers and office staff are friendly and have high expectations. Unlike my children's former schools WTS taught my children to read and write in kindergarten! This school encourages good citizenship learning and parent involvement. If you're an involved parent and want your child to learn and be treated as an intelligent person I highly recommend Washington Traditional School.

  • (5 years ago)

    My sons teacher doesn't give him any attention no one on one and if he asks a question and a different student has the answer she send the student to go and teach for her.

  • (6 years ago)

    My kids are in the lower grades and we all love it. The teachers are very capable and caring and intelligent. This school really encourages all parents to come in and help out. There are wonderful experiences and activities such as lots of field trips to performances at Yavapai college making gingerbread houses for the Prescott Resort gingerbread display etc. We've recently moved and have only been at this school a few months but my kids were welcomed by the students and teachers and are really enjoying it. This school focuses on values which I appreciate. I also like that they do computer lab everyday. The teachers are a little more strict but I feel it's good for my kids. They know what is expected of them and they are thriving in this environment.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think this school needs to evaluate their teachers more effectively. Some of them are very strict and penalize the students for any little thing.

  • (8 years ago)

    It has good academic programs. They encourage the kids a whole lot to learn. The teachers love to teach there classes. It is a very loving enviroment. Where a lot of kids suceed. it has great Music Art and P.E. classes. The Staff There is Really wonderful.. They treat everyone with respect.

  • (9 years ago)

    WTS is a wonderful school. I really appreciate the teachers and staff and how friendly and open they are. My sons love this school. We recently have moved and both of my sons are at the top of their new classes in all areas including reading writing and math. I know their success is a direct result of the teachers at WTS having high expectations for them and believing that they can acheive great things academically. There is a great balance of school work fun and responsiblity. I was involved in the classroom weekly and enjoyed working with each teacher and the office staff. I truely appreciate the emphasis on values morals and striving to be your best. Go visit the school and you will find a wonderful place for your children to learn and grow!

  • (10 years ago)

    I really like this school a lot. My son's teacher is fabulous; she has taught him so much in the short time he has attended. Great programs plays field trips science fair. I love this school!

  • (10 years ago)

    WTS is overall a great school! Parents and educators work together to make sure the children are well schooled in the really important areas such as reading math spelling science etc... I especially appreciate the strict enforcement of a dress code and that parents are held accountable for their children's actions. The biggest lack is that they have no gifted program. But considering that the schools here that do have one only have it one hour per week I can live with it.

  • (10 years ago)

    Better phonics program than other public schools in the area.

  • (12 years ago)

    The over quality of this school in k-3 is 5+. In fact I believe becauce of its very high Spanish and low income population yet high Standford and Aims marks they should be rated an A+ school. Somehow the teachers fail their population in grades 4 5 and 6. The principle and teachers accept all kinds of reasons rather than just teaching the population. I see apathy within the teachers and the school in the upper grades. The students' aptitude falls at the upper grades. So it is difficult to give this school an overall rating because it is so great in the lower grades and so less than great in the upper grades.

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