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
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.
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.
This is a school that loves and teaches their children. The architecture is only the framework; the real work is done in the classroom.
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.
My kids attend Washington and it's a good school. The principal and asst principal really care about the kids.
I never went to this school but it's apart of my community and I would do anything to help this school stay!
The history of the school is well known in this area. A lot of good people came out of this school.
Because after years of struggling academically it seems to be back on the right track.
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.
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.
Washington School is a family school. The faculty, parents and community work collaboratively together.
Washington School is a wonderful school with an excellent learning environment. I attended Washington School, as well as, my children and grandchildren.
It is a great place to learn! The administration is wonderfully supportive
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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