School Details

Washington Elementary School

1200 11th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 328-3800
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 342 students 23 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

90%
68%
72%
83%
57%
57%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rochester Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
68%
71%
84%
57%
54%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rochester Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
59%
60%
95%
60%
64%
87%
55%
60%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rochester Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Washington Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rochester. The principal of Washington Elementary School is Rob Scripture and can be contacted at roscripture@rochester.k12.mn.us. 342 students go to Washington Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 13% of the 342 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Washington Elementary School is 23:1. St. Pius X School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 67%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 11%
Asian 19% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    We had such a wonderful principle before 2014. New Principle for 2014 is terrible. He doesn't listen to parent concerns. The curriculum that the school uses is great. However some teachers are not academically up to speed.

  • (6 years ago)

    We are in our last year at Washington and I can only say good things about the our experience. The teachers are wonderful the curriculum excellent. We have only praise for the entire school. One would think if you have a long waiting list every year that this program would be expanded. We are very sad to leave and wish it went through 8th grade.

  • (7 years ago)

    Washington represents everything that can be right in a public school - overwhelming parent involvement high expectations for EVERYONE a rigid code of conduct intensive instruction of the Three Rs (Core Curriculum). Kids leaving Washington have the effective equivalent of a private school education. It's a shame that they don't adopt this model nationwide and skip the failed new-age curricula. We moved to the Twin Cities - and now - grades later the metro schools are only beginning to cover the material my kids mastered at Washington three years ago.

  • (12 years ago)

    The Core Knowledge Curriculum is wonderful! The children learn things I never learned (including through my Bachelor's Degree). It's a small enough school that you know the more active parents know the teachers and most of the children. There were Foreign Language Clubs Drama Club Destination Imagination Boy Scouts Girl Scouts available through the school. Plus Math Masters and Jr. Great Books to enhance the curriculum.

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  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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