|White|| 37% |
|Black|| 5% |
|Asian|| 1% |
|Hispanic|| 54% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 3% |
|Female|| 50.2% |
|Male|| 49.8% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 52% |
|Students with disabilities|| 23% |
|English learners|| 3% |
|Homeless students|| 1% |
|Students in foster care|| 1% |
|Military-connected students|| 1% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Kindergarten|| 20% ||56|
|1st Grade|| 15% ||41|
|2nd Grade|| 14% ||40|
|3rd Grade|| 14% ||40|
|4th Grade|| 18% ||51|
|5th Grade|| 18% ||51|
|Incidents per year|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 2% |
|1 to 5 days|| 32% |
|6 to 10 days|| 31% |
|11 to 15 days|| 21% |
|Over 15 days|| 14% |
|English|| 87.5% |
|Spanish|| 10.8% |
|Arabic|| 1.1% |
|Other|| 0.7% |
Learn more about Washington Elementary School.
The Washington Elementary School seeks to provide an equal education that encourages all children to reach their highest potential. The Washington Elementary School provides a safe and positive environment that celebrates diversity and provides opportunities for children to mature emotionally, socially, and academically.
The Washington Elementary School provides a comprehensive curriculum in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health, art, physical education, music, technology, world language (Spanish and Italian) and a STEM program. Enrichment activities are offered via the PATH program. Supplementary instruction includes speech improvement, ESL and basic skills classes for K-5.
Fifth grade students are given the opportunity to participate in the Washington School Kindness club. Its mission is to have students work together to promote kindness at school, at home, and in the community, as well as, creating a place where being in school is about fostering compassion through kindness.
The Boys and GIrls Club of Hawthorne Before School Program is available on site at Washington Elementary School beginning at 7:30 am. The School-Age Child Care SACC program is available after school from 3:00-6:00 pm. This program consists of certified staff who supervise homework help, provide outdoor games, crafts, snacks and playtime.
Ongoing professional development opportunities have enabled the staff to attend workshops focused on technology, PARCC, bullying, suicide prevention, differentiated instruction, multisensory phonics, grade level articulation, Reader's and Writer's Workshop, ELL instruction and New Generations Science Standards NGSS. A professor in residence from William Paterson University visits the school weekly to coach teachers on implementing Reader's and Writer's Workshop in the classroom.
Washington Elementary School services the district's elementary ARCH Academics/Real Life/Community/Hands-on program for students with developmental and cognitive disabilities. In addition, Adaptive Physical Education, Adaptive Art, and Adaptive Computer classes are offered. English as a Second Language instruction is provided for students whose native language is other than English. A before school Mathematics Program is offered to students in grade 4 and 5 to provide additional instruction and support in mathematics.
The Washington Elementary School offers a breakfast program to all students. During the day, students in grades K-5 engage in physical education classes, as well as recess for K-2. Fifth grade students participate in the R.O.A.R. program Respect, Opportunity, and Responsibility designated to educate students on peer pressure, general wellness and social and emotional health.
Character development and community service are areas of consideration for staff, parents and students. Kindness Counts at Washington School is our character education program. A specific pillar of character education is focused each month and supported through Buddy Day activities, school-wide assemblies, and a Kindness Counts raffle. Community service projects include Caps for Kids, Pennies for Patients, and Make a Wish Foundation. In addition, Washington Elementary School utilizes the Project Wisdom program for daily broadcast messages and teacher resources and lessons.