Washington School prides itself in serving a diverse student population. During the summer of 2010, Washington School became a S.A.G.E. (Student Achievement Guarantee in Education) school. This program enables Washington School to maintain small class sizes in grades K-3, as well as offer a rigorous curriculum, extensive parental involvement opportunities, and high quality professional development for staff. In addition, Washington School is the recipient of a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant that funds Lighted School House, which includes academic assistance and enrichment programming before and after school. The high expectations established by parents and staff continue to be realized, as Washington Elementary School has qualified as a Wisconsin School of Recognition in 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2014-2015. As a School of Recognition, Washington School has received two grants through the Department of Public Instruction: a Schools of Recognition Grant, and a Spotlight Schools Grant.
Principal: Susan L. Martin
School Mascot: George the Dragon
School Colors: royal blue and white
- 9-year recipient of Wisconsin School of Recognition Award
- Diverse population of students and parents
- Focus on individual needs
- Breakfast before school
- After-school care by Boys & Girls Club
- Lighted School House after school program for homework assistance and enrichment programs
- SAGE (Student Achievement Guarantee in Education)
- WEE Deliver letter-writing program
- "Drag-on" home a good book program
- School of Recognition Grant recipient (multiple years)
- Spotlight School Grant recipient (2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015)
- Fox Valley Writing Project SEED Grant (2012-2013)
- Support Services
- School-wide Title 1 (Reading & Math)
- Early Childhood Special Education
- Special Education
- Speech/Language Therapy
- Gifted/Talented Services
Spotlight School Grant
The WI Department of Public Instruction awarded Washington School a $100,000 Spotlight Schools Grant for the 2011-2012 school year, as well as a $25,000 Spotlight Schools Continuation Grant for the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 school year. The two areas being spotlighted are:
A comprehensive and seamless literacy program that leads to high student achievement.
An effective leadership and governance model, called the Action Team for School Improvement, that is responsible for school improvement efforts. Click here to see an Action Team video.
As part of the Spotlight Schools Grant, Washington School will be hosting visits from other schools in Wisconsin. Grant funds will be used to pay all visiting school expenses, including travel, substitute teachers, materials, etc. If your school is interested in sending a team to visit Washington School, please contact the Corine Gengo, Grant Coordinator, or Susan L. Martin, Principal, at (920) 424-0190.