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About This School

George Washington School is a public elementary school in West Hempstead. The principal of George Washington School is MS. THERESA GANLEY, who can be contacted at tganley@whufsd.com. 363 students attend George Washington School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 7% of the George Washington School students have "limited English proficiency." 42% of the 363 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at George Washington School is 13:1. Hanc - West Hempstead is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Orchestra
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 41% 50%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 36% 26%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 17%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 18%
Limited English proficiency 7% 4%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    the school is good but is a lot parents that don't speak English and is a little hard to have a good communication and geft ing involved and improved all the necessities that our children nedd

  • (4 years ago)

    The school and curriculum is good overall. More recently parents (like myself) have noticed that some teachers come to the class unprepared with the lesson thus slowing down the learning process. Also what is up with homework on loose sheets?? Let the kids use a notebook

  • (5 years ago)

    The new(2007) principal's focus is on the children the curriculum and the safety of the school. The atmosphere is like family. The support you receive is sincere and worthwhile.

  • (7 years ago)

    GW is a good school however more extracurricular activities could be useful.

  • (8 years ago)

    I feel the cirriculum at the school is top-notch not to mention the friendly atmosphere provided by the entire school staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers are great but they need to focus more on getting a good reading program into the district. There are children that need a more focused approach to reading. It is sad that this district doesn't use any reading program other then Read 180 or Erst. These do not deal with comprehension blends or decodeing.

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