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President George Washington Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 840 students

 

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Posted June 22, 2013

Washington middle school is a very irritating school. They make their clock 3 minutes early so if you're about a minute late (according to washington middle's clock) you get held back after school for a '30 minute detention' which is not true. They hold you back for 45 min- 1 hour. The 'staff' that 'supervise' the detention cuss and swear at the students and in front of the students. There are fights going on afterschool daily, kids getting bullied, kids ditching classes, etc. Only some teachers are helpful. Others will give you the textbook and numbers to do. No explanation. The only reason I sent my child here is because of the music classes. The band and orchestra program is excellent. Very sad to be seeing the band teacher retiring. Therefore, send your child to a private school like punahou school right up of washington. Washington was a pretty good school back then, but the generation nowadays are very immature.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2012

My son enjoyed this school. He was on the track team; however there was not much reaching out to the parents on their part. I did not know their track meet schedule until 3 days before. There are pros and cons. The pros are that SOME teachers really help the students and make learning fun. Other teachers are not as supportive. My son received an F and I was not notified from the instructor in time for him to get extra help. Then, the counselor said there is a waiting list for tutoring, but by then, he was changing schools. The counselor, Mrs. Ramiro is really great in trying to help her students, but is very busy. There aren't many after school clubs that I was hoping for. I confronted the All Star Program leader for using exercise as punishment to my child, but she insisted that it works and it will continue. There is the Boys and Girls Club nearby, but I don't think the aides are invovled. They let the students interact among themselves, so my son was pretty bored and unmotivated to do his work. I hope the next school he goes to, Stevenson Middle School is better. I know they have a great Robotics Program which he was invovled with in the summer. Most students seem immature.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2012

Great school with solid teacher. I had already decided to enroll my daughter here before we moved from Cali where she was in advanced Math. She made new friends and her Math teacher Mr. Park is second to none for Math instruction. She also joined the AVID program which is still in it infancy stage but it still won the a national award!..and my daughter was apart of helping that happen. I MADE A GREAT DECISION CHOOSING WASHINGTON!! - Go Eagles!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2011

As a third year student of Washington I got to say that this school is absolutely a first choice for those choosing a school. Washington Middle provides GT (gifted and talented) classes and fun electives. We have a math team in this school that actually made it to nationals. Our band program is top notch. Our teachers provide help to every student and help us get good grades.


Posted October 27, 2011

I like the school Its my favorite the teachers are good and it is the fun school and very dedicated


Posted February 25, 2010

I absolutely hate this school. I just moved here from california and the school system is very different. My teachers were very upbeat but when i came here they dont really teach you they just give u the assignment and a textbook and expect you to know it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2009

Washington Middle is a very good school academically. The teachers are very helpful and some of them stay after school to help the students up to 6 at night. The staff is very commited to the students' learning. However, the students there are the problem. Washington can be a violent school if you get into the wrong situations
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Posted July 17, 2009

I love this school very much! It has great teachers but also is a little hard on the all the kids but they do it for a reason! They are hard on eighth graders because they want them to become great high school students, and they want us six graders to become good students for middle school and they get the six and seventh graders readdy to take on the rest of middle school happy and eager to stay hear at washington! i could not have a better middle school!
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Posted November 3, 2006

We were worried about our daughter attending Washington before the school year began, those worries proved to be unfounded. The 6th Grade teachers are creative, hard working, dedicated, and really do strive to reach each child. I am shocked at how early the teachers arrive and how late in the day they remain! They are there for the kids as well as to prepare for the day ahead. I really like kids are welcomed onto the campus and the also have the Girls & Boys Club available. The downside is the school does not have adequate numbers of textbooks for all students but that falls on the DOE's shoulders, not Washington Middle School. The staff utilizes what they have and strives to supplement the best they can. Our daughter feels safe and cared about. This is a very good school if you stay involved with your child and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

I feel it could be better. There are way too many students, and everyone there is not on the same page because of it. I feel that some of the councelors and teachers really care, and are wonderful, but others are goofy and only there for ther pay check. Our children are getting the brunt of it because some of us cannot afford to put our kids in private schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

Washington Middle School will guarantee your child a really great learning expierience. In Washington there are different teams that learn different levels of work according to your child's needs. There are AP class's too starting at 7th grade. In 7th grade your child can learn Pre-algebra if they work hard enough and get revcommendations. Washington has great community service programs and leadership programs. Their fine arts teachers are really good as well. Such as mrs.sandra vyvoda the orchestra teacher. My daughter went to Washington in 6th grade and got into Punahou for 7th grade. I believe that Washington Middle School helped her to achieve that goal. Washington is a very sophisticated school and helps your child to excel in all subjects. If your not going to send your child to a private school send them to Washington. I can guarentee that you will be happy with the results. Go Eagles! woot!
—Submitted by a parent


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Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. The HSA is a standards-based test that measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Hawaii. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Hawaii Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. The HSA is a standards-based test that measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Hawaii. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Hawaii Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. The HSA is a standards-based test that measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Hawaii. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Hawaii Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 53% 34%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 27% 34%
Two or more races 6% 8%
White 6% 14%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Black 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
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  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese

Health & athletics

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  • Kitchen
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School basics

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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

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  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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  • Volunteer time after school
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1633 South King St
Honolulu, HI 96826
Phone: (808) 973-0177

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