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About This School

Washington Elementary School is a public elementary school in Sacramento. The principal of Washington Elementary School is Marilyn Collins and can be contacted at marilyn-collins@sac-city.k12.ca.us. 242 students attend Washington Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 34% of the Washington Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 97% of the 242 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Washington Elementary School is 17:1. Mustard Seed School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 21%
Asian 7% 20%
Hispanic 62% 33%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 21%
Filipino 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 1%
Unspecified 0.8% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 47559%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97% 65%
Limited English proficiency 34% 26%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    It saddens me that this school is closing. We have had nothing but great experiences at Washington.The teachers care and work hard to make sure every child is successful. The principal Mr. Dixon has been the best since my child attended this school. You don't find dedicated principals like her anymore. My child and myself will miss this school!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    my daughter is in first grade and she is coming from garden valley she has add/adhd so i want to no if this is a good school

  • (1 year ago)

    Glad this school is closing! This place has been a nightmare for years. Parents and teachers who don't care students who are out of control. If you anything other than Hispanic they could care less about you. Horrible environment!! Thank heavens these children will get a chance to go to William Land or T. Judah-both excellent schools. They deserve better than what they are getting at Washington! Hope they fire the majority of the teachers here!

  • (1 year ago)

    This School has been thru a rollercoaster but finally it has stop we got a great principal that cares for its students teachers have a great leader. Love this School!

  • (1 year ago)

    Sad state of affairs. ( Where do I start.... No PTA !?? And yes there is bulling. My daughter was kicked by a boy who wasn't even a student there but also a third grader. I was told the principle was going to call me to discuss what was going to become of this issue. I received nothing I had to call twice. Still unclear if there was action made. Needless to say we pulled her out of Washinton. And if your child doesnt speak Spanish good luck with making friends. Children talking trash to her in Spanish. It's a failing school and if you are not doing something to get your child out of there then your a failing parent. Straight up!

  • (3 years ago)

    Bad school! I don't know where to begin teachers are unfriendly and you can tell they are not happy. The Principal has no idea on how to run a school. The kids are out of control and no one does anything about it. The school is located around several homeless shelters and sex offender addresses yet the campus is wide open for anyone to walk on to. I did not feel safe sending my child here. There is no parent involvement at all!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school would be ok if it had a better principal and weeded out some of the bad teachers. Some of the really good teachers are Gutierrez Gaj Reed Corona Phillips and Arellano. If your child has one of these then they are receiving quality education.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children that have attended this school since preschool. One child is ending 3rd grade and the other is ending 1st grade. My third grader has had 2 good teachers that were very good about their communication to us as parents. The other two made us feel like we were bothering them when we'd ask about our child. We brought this up to the principal and he assured us this would not happen again however it did. My first grader has actually improved this school year. The reading ability is through the roof. I was alarmed at the begining of the school year when simple phonics were hard to comprehend but as the year went on it has dramaticly improved. I feel this is because I spoke to the teacher about my concerns and she assured me she would help my first grader get up to speed.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have three children at this school. The oldest will be in the fifth grade in the Fall and has attended here since Preschool. For the most part I have been pleased with all of the teachers that they have had and have had no major concerns. My children are all doing well and above average on the state tests. The school is very diverse and all the kids are really nice. The Principal runs a tight ship and has zero tolerance for any kind of bullying or inappropriate behavior. It amazes me how he seems to know each child's name. The only issue I have is that parent involvement is low and the school needs a PTA. Other than that I have no complaints.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have three children at this school. The oldest will be in the fifth grade in the Fall and has attended here since Preschool. For the most part I have been pleased with all of the teachers that they have had and have had no major concerns. My children are all doing well and above average on the state tests. The school is very diverse and all the kids are really nice. The Principal runs a tight ship and has zero tolerance for any kind of bullying or inappropriate behavior. It amazes me how he seems to know each child's name. The only issue I have is that parent involvement is low and the school needs a PTA. Other than that I have no complaints.

  • (6 years ago)

    My 2 kids have been going there since they where in preschool. they are now in 4th and 6th grade. at frist i loved the school but now that the work is harder and i am coming to the school for help for them they cant ever give me a stright answer. very disapointing.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great sense of community and family at this school. My daughter was in 1st grade last year. She was placed in a 1/2 'split' level class. I am very happy she was challenged with 2nd grade material.

  • (7 years ago)

    Very very very bad place to be. Not the place I want my childeren to be every day. One of my kids had a great teacher one year. Other then that the cirecculum is slower the kids under perform the other neighboring schools.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent school! Staff is very involved with the students and provides great curriculum. My child has attended this school for three years and has had wonderful teachers from the start.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am highly umimpressed by this school. I enrlled a child in the Elk Grove Unified School system in Kindergarten and by December my child was reading. Now I have a child in Washington Elementary here we are in December and he is barely learning phonics but he sure knows how to memorize. Memorization is not going to promote good reading skills later phonics will and I would suggest they start teaching it a whole lot earlier. Teachers need to be a little quicker on communication with the parents too. My son was having crying bouts for since the beginning of school and I just found out in the middle of October.

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