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K-5
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Evanston, IL
Students enrolled: 491

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914 Ashland Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

(847) 859-8180
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January 14, 2013
We were new to the area and to Washington this year with a kindergartner. We had heard nothing but positive things about Washington, but I was a little concerned about the school relative to a few other District 65 schools with higher test scores. However, I took comfort with Washington's reputation for being such a warm, diverse and fun community. Our family could not agree more! It has been a very smooth and pleasant transition for us and we are very happy to be in this school's attendance boundary. Our child is learning a lot from a very caring, intelligent teacher with a knack for teaching and reaching out to children. We haven't had to contact the principal but we have met her on several occasions and she has been kind and she seems very available and involved with students and parents. Of course we are new-ish, but we highly recommend this school to date.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2012
We arrived from France last summer and our 2 daughters attend this school. We are amazed by teachers and staff's involvement to help them. Everything has been made easy for them. The parents are really helpful too. We could not have been more pleased by a school.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
I loved Washington School! I went there for 6 whole years and enjoyed just about every second of it!

- submitted by a community member
July 16, 2011
I have three children who've attended Washington over the past 9 years. I can't say enough good things about it. Washington has a strong sense of culture that draws students and families back year-after-year to annual events like its Back-to-school Icecream Social, its Fall Festival, and Garden work parties. It's culture of caring that has been passed down from teacher to teacher and family to family in this nurturing community. Washington welcomes the entire family. One of it's greatest strengths is its parent involvement. Principals Ms. Ellison and Mr. Friedman believe in the importance of fostering a welcoming, inclusive, postive climate. They are always on the playground, welcoming students each morning and sending them off at the end of the school day. They host a new parent orientation and monthly coffees throughout the school year. They communicate regularly and set a postive tone, encouraging parents to call or drop in to see them any time. For more info & to preview all of the amazing before- and after-school clubs and activities offered by Washington's PTA, visit <www.washschool.net>, their parent-hosted website.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Very attentive and involved principal. Teachers work carefully to engage students and help/ challenge them. Unbelievablely active PTA and parent volunteers. Two sets of TWI (two way immersion classes) makes it so that your TWI child's classmates get to vary a bit from year to year. Lots of clubs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
teachers, curriculum, class size, parental involvement, after school activities

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Washington school is undergoing great positive changes and will get a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 within the next year. We parents are excited about all the positive developments taking place. The biggest changes center around the current principal Ms. Lewis, the PTA, and all the other parents involved making certain that Washingtion is successful in its mission to educate our children.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
We have a fabulous, committed, talented staff of teachers, the best principal in the world, and wonderful parents who nurture an inclusive environment for students and parents, one free of bullying and full of fun.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
We love the great community that exists at and works for Washington School. The kids, the teachers, the parents, and our wonderful principal Sue Lewis make the school an all-week, year-round center of learning, friendship, and community where all kids are safe, valued, and encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Washington school is simply a wonderful community of caring familes and staff!

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Washington Elementary keeps my daughter so busy with all of it's after school activties. The teachers and staff are just wonderful. I couldn't be happier here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Washington School has such a rich history in the community with wonderfully talented and caring teachers, students and parents to take it into the future

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Great community, lots of involved parents and teachers, lots of afterschool activities, etc....

- submitted by a community member
October 03, 2009
Amazing Principal, incredible-active parents and caring teachers. What more can you ask?

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
The school has become the epicenter of our neighborhood. It's a consistent, beautiful, exciting place for our kids to be. Students are very proud to attend Washington. The teachers and staff encourage respect and high standards. The parents and families participate 'beyond the call'. The community knows we are a diverse school with a familial attitude toward all. It's a privilege to send our children to Washington School.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Washington is a wonderful community of administrators, teachers, students and families. Everyone works together to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to succeed. As a parent, it's a pleasure to participate in creating such an environment not only for my family, but for the surrounding community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Great, diverse community. Fabulous teachers. Within walking distance of most kids. Great volunteers. Amazing PTA.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Washington has such a great community of administrators, teachers, students and parents!! I feel my child is getting a great education and most of all - she loves going to school!!

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
I can't say enough good things about our school, but one thing that is really special is the staff - and I mean ALL of the staff - from the Principal and teachers to the crossing guards and maintenance staff they all encourage our children to be and do the best they can.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2008
This school is really sweet and nice. The principal is really AMAZING! we transfered last year form another D65 school (due only to a move) We were welcomed by the principal and staff with open arms. We look forward to all of our children thriving at this school. All that said now for the Parents I would say 75% of the parents are community aware and great! The other 25% and they know who they are. Are really not fair and balanced with the staff at the school. School is about family involvement the teachers are there to open the door of education its our job as parents to implement and practice what has been taught. Please when reading these reviews if you are a first family visiting this school keep that in mind.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2008
There is a good spirit, very caring and kind teachers at Washington! My daughter entered 1st grade after moving from a different country and type of school. Everyone has been so kind and supportive she felt like at home right away. They make the best of what the program is today, are very understanding of children needs and rythm. From the principal to the janitor and of course the teachers it is a great team! great diversity among students. This is probably one of the most progressive school in Evanston.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 20, 2008
My daughter is in 2nd grade in the dual language program. Our first two years were not that great. The classroom size was too large and the teachers were fairly inexperienced. My daughter is very intelligent but has fallen behind in reading. Finally this year we got a great teacher which has made all the difference. The school still struggles with improving participation across ethnic, racial, and economic lines. The parents really make the effort to initiate changes and much improvement has come from the PTA (although the teachers do not participate )The community is great! Very diverse and close knit. Seems a little hit or miss with the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2003
Big neighborhood school (550 +) with a dual language immersion program in Spanish. Great all-day kindergarten with a fantastic in-depth unit on sea animals that the kids never forget. Great teachers who team-teach and get extra help for kids who need it.

- submitted by a parent
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Washington Elementary School
914 Ashland Avenue, Evanston, IL  60202
(847) 859-8180
Last modified Washington Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Washington Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top