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38442 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94536

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(510) 505-7300
(510) 794-8437
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November 06, 2013
To be honest, I don't see anything wrong with this school. I'll have to disagree with review below me. Yeah, SOME of the students are annoying, but a lot aren't.. Everyone here is different >.< I had horrible grades in Elementary but here my grades have gotten much higher.

- submitted by a student
September 27, 2013
If you took all these students and placed them at a different school, this school would be nearly perfect. My problem with this school is definitely the students. theyre immature, childish, annoying, ignorant, and chances are they wont get very far in life. the staff is alright, the new principal is really nice and a couple teachers seem to actually care about what you have to say. But only a couple. Most are just collecting a paycheck. I definitely plan on graduating early just to get away from this school and all the people that are destroying it.

- submitted by a community member
August 23, 2013
My daughter graduated from here in 2011 and my son will be a freshmen in fall. I love this school.The staff is very friendly and helpful.It was maze day yesterday and my son was out on a boyscout trip.So I decided to go and get some of the stuff for him.Seniorsand leadership students helped mea lot.One senior ,Jason was so helpful that he walked me up to the freshmen locker area and helped me in choosing one right there with the help of a device that he was carrying.Then my son's schedule was mixed up..I decided to go to the counselorer.Since she had left for the day,the principal,Mr. Moran spent good 15 to 25 minutes with me and gave me a new schedule for my son.I was very relieved and happy that my problem was addressed on time. One concern is that too many students come to school late,and not much is done about it.I hope the new principal will pay attention to it.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2012
I'd have to say, this is THE school you would want to come to. The people here are great and it has a huge variety of races.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2012
Washington High School is the worst school I have ever attended. The teachers could care less about the students, they have absolutely no control of the classroom, and no discpline is applied. Also, the education itself is poor and does not challenge me at a intellectual level. Although it is apparently a top public school, it does not meet my criteria of being a school that succesfully educates the pupils. If you want to get into a good college and succeed, I do not suggest this school.

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2011
I attended Washington many years ago and have to say this school did a great job of preparing me for the world. After two graduate degrees and a long career teaching and coaching, I've been able to look back and give a silent thanks to all the great teachers I had at WHS . You only get out of a school what you put into it. If you work hard and pay attention, you can go far. I have many classmates who've achieved much. Many are university professors, lawyers, doctors, teachers, nurses, etc. My niece graduated 25 years later and has been equally successful. Sorry, but I read a lot of sour grapes in some of these reviews.

- submitted by a community member
April 15, 2011
The only reason why this school does not have at least a 9/10 is because of the past, Around two decades ago, this high school was doing really bad and the government almost took over. This made all the careful parents and their family move somewhere else. Luckily, whs did not get taken over. WHS is thriving right now. I've never learned move. The teachers are the best I've ever had. Trust me. I went to a school 2.5 miles away, ihs (public school) and they taught me absolutely nothing and I'm an honors (and GATE) student. WHS has many activities for everyone at school. Not only do the students learn, but they have fun during their high school years. All the departments are excellent. The only problem is the students. There is not much competition because the competitive people moved beacuse of WHS's old reputation. WHS is so much better than 20 years ago. It should deserve a 9 at least. There is a really string principal realtionship with the students this year. I can honestly say this is the best high school in the city.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 27, 2010
This is a school where most teachers don't have control over their students. It's students who run the class not the teacher.

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March 16, 2010
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March 08, 2010
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December 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 28, 2009
We rock the Bay Area a school rich in tradition and a passion to be the best in every area from academics, the athletics, to clubs to community involvement. We Are WHS

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
I have spoken with teachers and see how much they care about the progress of their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Awesome sports and academic program

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Washington HS has the best school spirit in Fremont. The school and staff really try to motivate their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
i had the greatest four years at washington. the people, the activities, the community, all wonderful :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
The students are all nice and really help you. I Am a freshmen and I am having a blast there the staff are amazingly helpful and very nice!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2009
I am attending Washington High School currently as a freshman. I found that all the teachers are willing to help and listen to what you have to say. The other students at the school are all mostly friendly and will try and help you out. Though the mathematics department is not as strong as most, if you pay attention then you will understand. You cannot blame everything on the teacher. I have geometery and I am doing very well.

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January 17, 2009
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January 16, 2009
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October 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 30, 2008
We moved to the area in the middle of my high school years, I would NOT recommend this school. The office seemed too busy to take the time to explain what was needed and go through the steps with me to understand. They don't follow up with the previous schools for transcripts. The teachers seem to have their own agenda's when my child needed help in their class. Overall, not much support to get on the right track. I was warned by a former teacher about these things, but didn't give it much thought as I believe each family gets a chance. Now I understand what they were warning me about. My advice, do your research and have your information ready to ask questions. If your child is struggling this is NOT the school to go to. Also, they are allowed off campus as there aren't funds for patrol officers. FYI.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2008
if you are interested in sports this is the school for you for studies this school is'nt very helpful

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September 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2008
My son attended Washington HS last year as a freshman, and I'm glad he'll be attending there again this year. I have nothing but good things to say about the teachers he was fortunate enough to have. They were all very encouraging and supportive of their students. He had Mr. Sotelo for Health, Mrs. Omstead for Science, Ms. Duncan for PE, Mr. Elkin for Art, Mr. Webb for English, and Mr. Kwong for Algebra. The teachers all kept in touch with me regarding my son's grades so I knew exactly what was going on with his studies. I saw first hand how much they cared for their students. My advise to parents is to get involved in their children's education. Keep in touch with the teachers , and talk to your kids so that you can address any problems early on. The coaches for tennis and track were also very good!

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2008
If you don't care about education and your goal is to be on a sports team or go to community college, then Washington is the place for you! I wish you luck on teaching yourself mathematics from the book if you are as fortunate as I to attend this school.

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July 22, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 03, 2008
I attended Washington High school and found it to be one of the worst I had every attended. The teachers are totally out of touch with what needs to be done. For your 'average' student with no learning problems, it's fine. I have math Dyslexia, and the teachers had no idea how to handle it, so they stuck me LD classes, so I learned less and now I don't know which way is up in college math. The 'orientation' class taught me absolutely nothing I didn't already know. They should be telling us how to apply for a loan, not how to fill out a job application! It's fill in the blank for Pete's sake. Get your kids out of this school. It will ruin them.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 01, 2007
All 3 of my children have or are attending this wonderful school. The staff is very intuned to the childrens needs. While we've had a couple of teachers who haven't been quite right for them, overall my kids are very happy and so am I!

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2007
Washington High School has been a fantastic place for my children's academic and personal growth. Teachers and staff are extremely involved. The academic programs are outstanding. It is a great place for high achievers. Despite its ethnical diversity, there are no racial tensions at all. Extracurricular activities target every imaginable interest. Students are encouraged to form their own clubs and get lots of support from staff and parents. The parent/student/teacher association is very involved, also. It is a great community place!

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2007
The quality of this school is excellent. My daughter is a Junior and while we've had some blips along the way, her overall education has been good. The teachers are caring and willing to speak with you regarding your child's progress and future. As for parents wanting teachers to contact you when your child's grades slip, that isn't their job. This is high school. Time to be a bit more independent. The school has a form for Weekly Progress reports. Require your child to bring one home every other week if you wish to monitor the progress more closely. As for the comment about not being able to get into the college prep courses, our daughter hasn't had any difficulties with that. She's also been to see her counselor several times without any hurdles.

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January 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2006
Washington High School is an amazing school, and probably the best overall in the FUSD. Everyone saying that its horrible and a college-destined students worst nightmare could not be more WRONG! We recently received a wonderful new principal, and the entire campus was just remodeled and is now probably one of the nicest-looking schools in the Bay Area. Washington is incredibly diverse, and although it has its share of the not great students, it is defineitly insignificant, and much less than nearby schools. The school activities, rallies, and other events involve all of the students, and anyone who wants to be a part can join. Students thrive in their studies, participate in an amazing sports program, and succeed in other activities too. To anyone who disagrees, why do you think Washington is the MOST desired school to transfer into? We are all proud to be Huskies.

- submitted by a student
June 13, 2006
Teachers are nice and are well educated, students here are very active and full of life. There is alot of school spirit in students throughout the year. There are a wide variety of choices in sports.

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April 22, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
March 30, 2006
The acadenic selections could be a little better. Also, safety is starting to become an issue at this school.

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December 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2005
The academic programs seem to be tip-top shape. There's all sorts of extracirricular activies, although I don't see any music programs. As for level of parent involvement, I see them sometimes, but not really involved like Mission San Jose High School, also in Fremont.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2005
This school is very high on parent involvment and academics. They have a large alumni following and very supported by the families in all aspects of the school. I would say we probably have the #1 support group at the school. The sports programs are greatly supported as well as the PTA and Booster clubs. I would recommend this school to anyone coming to live in the area.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2005
Washington High School is a horrific excuse for an education center. This school makes it a struggle to get into universities. Students have little chance to be placed in classes required to get into the UC system. If you want your children to know they are destined for community college, at best, send them to Washington High School.

- submitted by a former student
October 25, 2005
Most of the teachers are dedicated educators however, there are some that are simply collecting a paycheck and should find other employment. Some teachers won't return phone calls to parents, even after numerous calls. The music program is suffering. Counselors stay in their office making it nessary for students to go through a multi-hurdled process to see them. Most students completing college prep courses aren't ready for the UC system. Washington's sports programs are the highlight of the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2005
This is a great school I study here and I like it because not only does it have great after school activites but the teachers are the nicest you could ever find.I like it also because they have community service programs in school.

- submitted by a student
April 01, 2005
Disappointing, the school doesn't work well with the parents. Even when asked to contact us if grades slip only 1 of 6 teachers emailed or called. The school seems to be willing to wait until you hit 16 to send you off to the continuation program. They do not worry themselves about trying to help you succeed. A nice looking building does not educate our kids, it takes concerned teachers and so far we have not found very many at WHS.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
March 2005: Washington is a good school overall with excellent teachers. I feel that the programs for college bound students need some work however in terms of information regarding schools and support to students. Performing arts is an area that needs work as well. Vocal music and a program for strings players would be welcome. I would like to see more opportunities for students to become involved in the community in programs that have substance, not just the superficial stuff. Counselors need to make contact with all students and catch those students that need help. Great sports.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2005
Bad communication between teachers to parents when child is not doing well. No notifications until report cards come home. Teachers need to contact parents by email/phone call before its too late to do anything about it.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2004
Overall, great school. Facilities well maintained. Great area surrounding school.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2004
This school is a disappointment. Although Washington is famous for its sports programs, the academic levels in acceleration and the average classes are not encouraged. For instance, some of the teachers are not very informed in their subjects and can't seem to motivate the students to learn. Its not understandable of how they wish the students to know the material when the teachers themselves aren't as informed. However they are respectable and if not sociable. But school is for education and not only communicating skills. Although the students are good mannered and the teachers are agreeable this school is mediocre and a disappointment.

- submitted by a parent
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Washington High School
38442 Fremont Boulevard, Fremont, CA  94536
(510) 505-7300
Last modified Washington High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Washington High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top