School Details

Washington Elementary School

2760 Jane Street, Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 788-7305
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-7 713 students 20 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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65%

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
  • Riverside Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
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75%
68%
66%

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
  • Riverside Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
66%
65%
79%
76%
72%

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
  • Riverside Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
60%
60%
67%
66%
65%
66%
52%
57%

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
  • Riverside Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
65%
60%
69%
64%
55%

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
  • Riverside Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Washington Elementary School is a public middle school in Riverside. The principal of Washington Elementary School is Elizabeth Schmechel, whose e-mail is eschmechel@rusd.k12.ca.us. 713 students go to Washington Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 15% of the Washington Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 53% of the 713 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Washington Elementary School is 20:1. Matthew Gage Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 61% 54%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 9%
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 29% 30%
Asian 2% 3%
Unspecified 0.9% 1%
Filipino 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 42270%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 57%
Limited English proficiency 15% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I have 4childre that have all done there my youngest is currentley there in the 4th grade We have some of the best and most carring teachers there and im so very greatful to theme for all they have done for our children. The only complaint i have is the principals that they have had in the reccent years my oldest children started at the school when Mr. Martin was principal there that was also when our school recieved the blue ribbon award he was a great principal and the children lived him he has deffinantley been missed. Since himleaving the. school we have had so horrible principals and our test score reflect that as well. So lets all pray that this new principal dose a better job then the last 4 or 5 principals

  • (11 months ago)

    My kids have been going to Washington for 3 years now and I love this school! The teachers really do all they can to facilitate the kids' learning; you can tell they really care about them and that are truly invested. There are a lot of different extra-curricular activities offered too from band/strings to drama and ballroom dance. As far as the office staff they've always maintained a very professional relationship with my husband and I and they've always been very welcoming - even when the office is full and the phones are ringing off the hook! So I'm surprised and sorry to hear about the negative reviews...I wouldn't consider them the norm at all. I was a little hesitant at first about the change in administration (because there's been so many) but the current principal seems wonderful and on top of things. All in all a great school!

  • (1 year ago)

    I personally think the teachers at the school are great but the staff especially the lunch supervisors are very mean and strict as in the lunch supervisors would give you a pink slip for standing up(!) my 1-3 grade teachers were amazing especially my first grade teacher Mrs Stweart

  • (1 year ago)

    Washington happens to be our home school but I would choose it in a heartbeat either way. We love the Spanish Dual Language Immersion program and have had good teachers all around. I see some principal complaints and in 2013 we are getting a new principal. I can also understand the negative comments about the office staff - as much as I love the school overall I can't disagree that the office staff leaves a little to be desired most of them do not seem happy to be there. However I blame the district for that one they hired them.

  • (1 year ago)

    I used to go to that school from kindergarten to half of fourth grade. I only liked two of my teachers. My kindergarten one and my first grade one. My fourth grade teacher was OK though. Its a school I would brag about but its still alright. Lots of the teachers there are old and mean ( mostly second and sixth) most of the nice and awesome teachers are gone except 1 my old kindergarten teacher. He is the best. The staff is OK. A lot of them are really mean and don't care about the children. If your a student reading this review or a parent reading this review and you or your child has a male teacher ask them if they thought kindergarten in 2005 at that school. If they say yes that's the awesome teacher I'm talking about

  • (2 years ago)

    Unfortunately I am not impressed with this school. The teachers are very nice and polite. The office staff leaves a lot to be desired. They are rude and unresponsive. This must generate from the top because the principal never returns phone calls and does not have the time of day for her parents. Too bad with this economy that private school is not an option.

  • (3 years ago)

    So far I think this school has exceeded my expectations. My son is loving his Dual Immersion language program. His teacher is strict but sweet. Gets a decent amount of Homework for the week. They have a lot of meetings to help parents out and even free supervision of kids while parents participate in different programs the school offers.

  • (3 years ago)

    I think Washington School is a great school. I think the staff and faculty are well trained and friendly. I love being a part of the pta.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think washington school pushes things under the rug and does not handle matters the way they should it is a horrible school and I took my children out to attend private school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very proud of Washington Elem. school especially the emphesis they have put on the dance and choir group. My son looks forward to go to school every day. He enjoys all the interesting subjects and the teachers ability to keep him focused and learning....

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughters attended Washington Elem. and have now graduated from a district in central California. Their are many programs not available in other districts that allow thestudents to work together at different age groups. The young authors convention science fair and school play are all wonderful and important educational events.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has been going to Washington since she was in kindergarten and I have been very pleased with her experiences there. The teachers are all first rate as well as the principal. This year they are the only school in the Riverside Unified School District to win the Blue Ribbon award. This is a very honorable distinction and this quality school is very deserving of its award.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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