School Details

Washington High School

4747 West Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46619
(574) 283-7200

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1204 students 18 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • South Bend Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Washington High School is a public high school in South Bend. The principal of Washington High School is Mr George Mccullough. 1,204 students attend Washington High School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 13% of the Washington High School students have "limited English proficiency." 76% of the 1,204 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Washington High School is 18:1. Rise Up Academy at Eggleston is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Ceramics sculpture

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 45% 35%
Hispanic 26% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 22% 36%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.4%
Asian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.02%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 73%
Limited English proficiency 13% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is on the front lines fighting for America's under-served. The teaching staff is relatively new with continuing professional development. This coupled with solid administrative leadership has this school turning around under previous dire circumstances. Over the past seven years WHS has reclaimed its school community. Battling today's economic downfalls WHS tries to find any way possible to serve their students.

  • (6 years ago)

    To much emphasis on discipline. the uniform rule is taking away from actual learning. The school waits to long to get with student before they fail at anything.

  • (7 years ago)

    Washington is a great school. Mr. McCollough (the principal) is very involved with students to see what we think needs improvement on. The teachers and coaches always stress academics before athletics.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is the best school in Indiana. The teachers are very well educated and interact with the students. The extra-curricular activities are very good especialy the girls basketball team.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think it is a wonderful school the teachers there really are concerned with your education and help you as much as possible to succeed in striving for your future wether it be college or a career opportunity they do all they can to help you in anyway. The sports teams there are also excellent and goal oriented to work as a team and not as one person for the whole team.

  • (10 years ago)

    this is a good school I went there for four years an recieved a great education. Dwyane A. lewis

  • (10 years ago)

    The teachers work with you to help you succeed and on to further education. The principal keeps the teens in order and runs a zero tolerance school.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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