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PK-8
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Maywood, IL
Students enrolled: 334

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1111 Washington Boulevard
Maywood, IL 60153

(708) 450-2065
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May 05, 2010
It has produced some great professional from our community. It has strong historical roots in this community and is still doing a excellent job with its students. We have a pastor of a church here in Maywood who went to the school at age 6yrs and is now age 87yrs and is still active with the school.. Washington School was the only school African-American children could attend in this community before the school desegration law was passed in the 50's. It has remain the rock for this community and if researched you will find a very beautiful

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
That was my first School Nursing Job.Lots of good memories.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 21, 2010
Washington is one of the oldest schools in Maywood and it has become a Maywood landmark. Also their test scores are commendable, the students and the teachers have worked very hard to acheive their accomplishments over the past several years. If any school deserve to be called America's favorite school it is Washington Elementary School of Maywood, IL.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
School has great history of teachers who have given so much to the school. Graduates come back to encourage the students of tomorrow that they also came make it and make a difference. A staff that cares and retirees also return for extra help as well to children and staff. Safe harbor to children in need with after school activities to help children learn that there is better way with the right attitude and self help in helping others.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
This is a school that loves and teaches their children. The architecture is only the framework; the real work is done in the classroom.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 20, 2010
This school is one of the best schools in district 89. They have made AYP for the past three years and have been taken off the watch list. The students and teachers are truly dedicated to their future and the teachers visit the high school to ensure that they are preparing the students properly.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
My kids attend Washington and it's a good school. The principal and asst principal really care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
I never went to this school but it's apart of my community and I would do anything to help this school stay!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
The history of the school is well known in this area. A lot of good people came out of this school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
Because after years of struggling academically it seems to be back on the right track.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
When I started working in District 89 it was as a teacher aide at Washington School. That led to a 26 year career in the District. This school has many great teachers who brought it back from the watch list.

- submitted by a community member
April 14, 2010
Washington School is noted both for it's architecture as well as its long history as a staple in the community of Maywood. It has recently made consistent academic progress and has tremendous potential both as an institution and community asset.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
Washington School is a family school. The faculty, parents and community work collaboratively together.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
Washington School is a wonderful school with an excellent learning environment. I attended Washington School, as well as, my children and grandchildren.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
It is a great place to learn! The administration is wonderfully supportive

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Why I Love Washington School? Well that's easy, it's a GREAT place to learn and the entire staff and student body get alone like one big happy family. Mr. John Boyd has done a fabulous job turning Washington around and getting the students off the state watch list. The teachers are the BEST teachers in the entire district, no other school in the district get alone as well as the Washington School Staff. 3 of my children graduated from Washington....2 of which were Honor Grads. That makes me very proud to be a Washington Parent and have my children being taught by the best. Washington is such a great school that other students (and staff) want to be apart of, that says alot for our school. Mr. Boyd is such a great lead with the help of Dr. Elaine Lee, Assistant Principal. Washington is a school full of history and it's always great to see graduates from as far bak as the 1930's come in to look at their 8th grade picture, walk the hallways they use to walk when they were students and to give us a look back on how things use to be. It's a real eye opener to find out to find out that Washington was the ONLY school in the district that ALLOWED black students to attend. Too me and my children, Washington School is simply THE BEST. I hope Washington wins, it will really help out the school and students as a whole. A family that study,work hard and play together, stay together and that's Washington School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
The staff give the spirit that the children pick up and begin to focus, think, plan, and go for a positive future in a country that they are taught to love as they do their day to day assignments.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 13, 2010
I love it because it was a community school that laid a good foundation for fundamental. It is needed in the community and is currently being threatened with closure. I do not want to see that happen. There is African American history at this great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Washington School knows how to make it. We were on the academic warning. but for the last 3 years our scores have improved and we have received state improvedment award. Did you know that Percy Julian attended Washington Elementary in Maywood Illinois. Did you know that this is the first school in Maywood where african american children could attend. Did you know that the 8th grade class of 2011 will be the 100th graduating class for this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
It is in the heart of the historic Afican-American community in Maywood and the home of so many greats like famed scientist Percy L. Julian and may other individuals who have gone on to ctribute mightly to the nation and the world.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 13, 2010
This school has come along way and it gives many students the family feeling and environment that they do not have at their own homes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Washington School is an 'educational icon' in the Maywood community dedicated to nurturing the lives of our children and the future of Maywood

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
It's a great school with great students, teachers, and parents!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 13, 2010
I love washington school because of the strong dedication to their young and inventive students

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
It has made great strides in the kids getting the education they deserve

- submitted by a community member
April 13, 2010
Washington school , is one of the better school in maywood. I would like to see the school win .The staff is just awesome went it come to the student

- submitted by a teacher
April 13, 2010
I love this school because it is one of the schools that I can actually say the teachers really care about their students. It's more than just a teacher student bond. These individuals at this school helped me better my self as a person and a current college student. I graduated from this school and have little cousins that attend here. Proviso East is something they should take a look into not Washington Elementary.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 13, 2010
I love Washington Elementary School because its apart of district 89 and that district helps mold children to becoming some of the worlds greatest leaders. Washington provides the essentials needed for minority students to succeed. Its faculty and staff are there all the time to provide comfort, structure and a great education. I would choose any school from district 89 and I am glad that Washington is apart of this poll.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 13, 2010
I love it because they have the best teacher in the world, Jean Przywara!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 19, 2009
I have had 3 children graduate fromthis school Most of the teachers are open and more than willing to teach. I find that Mr Boyd is ineffectual in the running of this school. The parents that complain usually are the parents that are not there or do not participate. It is hard for teachers to maintain control with parents thinking their children are not a problem. Parents do not provide materials for the students. Teachers make sure students have clothes for important events pics and help those that do not or cannot get. They are the unsung heroes. Their pay does not come close to the calling they undertake. I commend the dedicated workers at this school Instead of complaining I suggest parents become invloved and support the teachers and workers at the school. Education needs to be wanted not forced Everyone needs to participate for success

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2008
washington school is not a good school. some teachers are smart and teach very well.but most teacher are bad at teaching. my child been going to washington for 1 years, and i dislike it already.if you want your child to learn do no go to this school. it need alot of improvement.

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August 24, 2006
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December 08, 2005
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October 18, 2005
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August 16, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2004
I don't believe the PTA is conducted as it should be. The PTA meetings, as they are conducted now, seem to be a meeting that should be held with the board of Ed. There are hardly any parents involved and there are no teachers attending these meetings. The purpose of Parent/Teacher Associations are for them both to attend. Since the testing scores are so low, there should be meetings held with all the parents, so they can be told they need to be involved in the education of their children from home also. I believe it should be mandated by the principal that all teachers attend these meetings and parents should have to attend at least 4 (if they are held year-round). My children attended this school only one year and I do not intend to send them back for a 2nd.

- submitted by a parent
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Washington Elementary School
1111 Washington Boulevard, Maywood, IL  60153
(708) 450-2065
Last modified Washington Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Washington Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top