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Pensacola, FL
Students enrolled: 1,741

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6000 College Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32504

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(850) 475-5257
(850) 494-7297
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August 24, 2015
After walking the hallways to see the school first hand, I couldn't help but notice how old, run down the lockers for the students are...and now come to find out there are terribly rusted and old, that students can't access the lockers. Front office administration mainly ran by students, needs some guidance, because the female secretary has a serious lack of patience and communication for all students, she is disrespectful and rude. The nurses office has about the best staffing of all with understanding and respectable staffing. Guidance has an exceptional assistance whom will will guide and assist all the students, because she cares.....Educational wise, we'll after attending one of my son's classes while he attended, shocking to see how a video for math class was being utilized to education for metric conversion, lack of educated teachers and laziness is what is displayed. I feel sad for students in the district who's parents don't have the choice of selecting another school due to transportation, cost, etc. All kids deserve the best and finniest education possibly. Sad to know they can't get it at Booker T. Washington High School ...really makes me want to educate and become a teacher, we learn from our own experiences, good and bad, and definitely needs an overall of "back to basics of on hands teaching, and effort of education of the students".....make it worth the kids attending school like they leave every day learning something and feeling proud of where they attend. Take a census, get an idea if the kids are proud or a survey to see what can be improved, besides the teachers....maybe the way they teach, the darkness of the interior of the school, lockers, respect both ways, ...I think that the school can learn from the students to make it a better school, after all they are the reason the school is there....Watch out for virtual education....seems to be taking over and it is a wonderful education system that is all about the students.....

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2015
The only people who rave about this school have lived in escambia county their entire lives. Washington is a below average school; there are only a handful of good teachers who actually teach b it the majority just babysit and text all day. Facilities are rundown and have the feel of a jail because of a lack of windows in the majority of the school (you'll rarely see the sun during the school day). Administration is extremely incompetent and disorganized, and not to mention rude (guidance office desk and conselors are mostly inefficient and rude---it a must to go up to the school because they never return your phone calls). Of you are an honors student Guidance will put you in general classes of you don't watch out and deter you from taking honors and AP. changing schedules is an ordeal and some of the counsellors are not accommodating when you request courses. During county and state testing periods, the administration makes the whole student body stay in a certain period for half the day, thereby reducing precious class periods right before finals and AP exams, and the computer systems are frequently down. This school district/school is extremely poor so don't expect cool science experiences or manicured lawns---It's all weeds and trash everywhere---there is no pride. Heck, the graduation rate is way below the STATE average. So, bottom line is, if you're intellectually curious and an ambitious student, don't come to this school, or anywhere else in this district.

- submitted by a community member

January 06, 2015
Booker T. Washington is a great school. Don't listen to the people that say, "oh, it sucks" or "I hate this school" or "the teachers are bad". Those are the people that don't give any effort. You have to play a part too. Don't just sit back and be lazy. I have been going to this school for 4 years. I'm just an average student. I make average grades. Well actually, this year I've been making all A's on my report cards. That's a first. But anyway, I mind my own business, I don't get involved with many people, I pay attention in class and I am respectable to the teacher. I promise you, these 4 traits will keep your grades up, it'll make you have a good reputation, the teachers will respect you and you WILL graduate. Stay positive. Be active. If you do, you will realize what a great school this really is. What we stand for, which is perpetual hope and striving for the best. Come to Washington!! Also, we have the best band in the land. The Marching Wildcats!! Not forgetting to include the best drum line. So if you're in middle school band, join Washington's band. You will NOT regret it. But overall, Washington is a great school. And always remember, it's great to be a Wildcat!!

- submitted by a student

March 12, 2014
Washington high school is overall a good high school. There are many great long term teachers there. The curriculum has been updated to accommodate advanced students, but there are still controls in place to limit acceleration. AP courses are available and instructed by effective teachers. College campus dual enrollment is not encouraged but tolerated by this school.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2014
Worst math department I've ever seen in my life. I've been to 5 different high schools and this might be the worst. There's nothing positive about this school. Teachers will fail you just to fail you.

- submitted by a student

July 31, 2012
Washington High is a good school im going to be a senior this coming school year at washington and ive been there since my freshman year and i love the school. The foreign languages i love along with the pep rallys and the homecoming dances at school. We have decent to good teachers there and some of the students are okay there not all. The school has became a little more populated and its harder to move around but overall its a good school.

- submitted by a student

January 26, 2010
You get out what you put in any school. I wonder if the parent who complained about the administration ever took the time to volunteer to help out and be part of the solution instead of sitting back complaining. I didn't sit back and let anything stop my kids from getting a good education. Both of my kids received college credits and where able to dual enroll on campus and also take AP courses at BT Washington. From sports, band to academics opportunities are there. Get up get involved and help. Don't sit and wait for the teachers to teach your kid. After all they are you kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 05, 2009
The administration of BT Washington is horrible...how the principle was promoted/transferred to run this school is amazing. Hopefully the new Escambia County Sup. of Schools will clean house. It is what it is...

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2008
I love all my teachers, I was new this year and my teachers made me feel accepted. Mr. Roland really opened my eyes to the study of psycology.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 03, 2007
this is an amazing school. i love it! i am a cheerleader for booker t. washington highschool and i absolutely love the many varieties of extra curricular activities thy provide for the students. i make very good grades and recommend this school to all high school students

- submitted by a student

December 30, 2005
Well-rounded curriculum and diverse student body. Excellent foreign languages department

- submitted by a student

June 29, 2005
The leadership of this school has changed quite a bit since I was there, but many of the instructors are still around. This school has a lot of resources available to the students, especially in the arts (photo lab, video studio), and industrial arts (mechanical drafting, architechture, wood shop). While those are nice, the school has a good social studies and English faculty. When I was there (graduated a few years back) the math department was horrible, hopefully that has changed.

- submitted by a student

March 20, 2005
educational environment teachers & factulty work parents & students. For the 1st in the school's history the band director is african-american. It's the highschool in the district to serve Exceptional Student Education.

- submitted by a student

July 23, 2004
I being a former student got a full taste of what Washington High was really about behind closed doors. I have moved to another school and since then I have been given the attention that students deserve. I have been concerned and cared about. The faculty at Washington High was never willing to go out of their way to do anything for any students! Many people have complained about Washington and I am one willing to speak out about it. When I become a parent in the future I can assure you Washington is not the place I would choose to send my childern. The lack of motivation and concern the teachers and staff show highly discourage students from wanting an education and wanting to be involved with school functions. Statiscs have shown students who are involved with school functions spend their time being productive and not doing the 'cool' thing.

- submitted by a student
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Washington Senior High School
6000 College Parkway, Pensacola, FL  32504
(850) 475-5257
Last modified Washington Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Washington Senior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top