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About This School

Washington Elementary School is a public elementary school in Santa Barbara. The principal of Washington Elementary School is Demian Barnett, who can be contacted at dbarnett@sbsdk12.org. 611 students attend Washington Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 16% of the Washington Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 25% of the 611 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Washington Elementary School is 21:1. Monroe Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 55% 28%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 4% 2%
Hispanic 36% 66%
Unspecified 2% 2%
Filipino 1% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.8%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 5741%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 46%
Limited English proficiency 16% 40%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I see how much my nephew likes his teachers How personal the school is. Great School!

  • (5 years ago)

    Washington Elementary School is the closest thing to a private school offering the children all the things they need. Fantastic teachers office staff P.E. science music and art are part of every childs weekly offerings. Fantastic leadership from a principal that is forward thinking and believes our school is a community in itself. The school parents and PTO is invaluable in providing fund raising for after school enrichment and field trips.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child is Washington's GATE magnet program which is a great program. Kids are taught a GATE curriculum all day. For the first time my child isn't bored. Wonderful PTO. Great teachers and staff - GATE and non-GATE. Fantastic music (Konrad Kono) and art (CCP) program. Inferior computers in classrooms - limited Internet. Good after-school enrichment thru PTO. Excellent PE and science programs. Needs more playground supervision better food.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wonderful site. Improved access for parking and dropoff. Great Gate Program. Parent support. Fundraisers. Orchastra musicsl instrument instruction upper grates. 6th grade science camp.

  • (8 years ago)

    This has one of the best gate programs around! Children learn so much by being in these classes all day every day. The teaching staff are great and parents are always involved and appreciated. The office staff are always willing to help you. There is a wonderful foundation set up by parents for thier children and school projects and activities. The school has a wonderful view of the ocean what can be better than that!

  • (9 years ago)

    Both of our children attended Washington Elementary School and it has been a fantastic experience. Our children have been very well prepared for the challenges of secondary school and are well on their way to bright futures. It has the strongest parent group in the district and operates as a non-profit foundation. The fundraising efforts involve the whole school population which is diverse and provide enrichment opportunities for the entire student body. Some of the enrichment opportunitiies include art vocal and dance instruction a broad range of after school enrichment classes certified P.E. instruction a wet science lab with a credentialed science teacher a computer lab technician and other programs too lengthy for this reviewer to mention. The staff is excellent and kind. Our family will always cherish the memories of our years at Washington Elementary School.

  • (9 years ago)

    Beautiful location harmonious and committed teaching staff excellent technology integrated into curriculum PE coach and other supplemental teachers funded by PSTA well integrated diversity meeting needs of many students high scoring strong leadership strong parent group.

  • (10 years ago)

    Washington School as another parent put it is the 'creme de la creme' of Santa Barbara elementary schools. It has the only full-time GATE program in the city has an outstanding location on the beach where playground memories for the students will last forever and has after-school opportunities that exceed all other schools public or private of which I am aware.

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