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Washington Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 381 students

 

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Posted September 22, 2008

I have had a total of two children complete wsahington and one still enrolled. The staff at thsi school is amazing. The teachers know the names of every student and most know the child's siblings. I had a child who suffered form mild learning disabilities the program and the way the regular classroom interacted with the resource room and teachers was phenomenal. They truly were ateam doing whatever was necessary to help my daughter get the most out of it. My child was more prepared for middle school because of the work they do at Washington.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Washington Elementary is an example of great staff and great students working every day to achieve excellence. I am a parent volunteer at the school and am always welcomed with warm greetings. The school is secure, organized, and efficient. Their first and foremost concern is for the kids. From the custodial staff to the principal to the teachers to the lunchroom and recess staff, I see a commitment to excellence that I didn't believe existed until I had a child go through Washington. Washington is not only academically educating our children, they are instilling values and character that will remain with the kids throughout their school years. The children truly come first there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2008

everyone fron the principal to the office workers to the janitor are all concerned with the keds education and overall safety.
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Posted July 28, 2006

I have 2 children at Washington. The teachers work very hard to adjust the lessons to fit the needs of each child. The parent involvement is so much higher than the other schools I've visited. Also, student membership in boy and girl scouts is higher at this school than at any other school- showing me that the families are investing in their children.
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Posted September 14, 2004

My son is in the 5th grade at washington right now and he has gone from the beginning. He loves it, the teachers are great the principal is great and they have wonderful families attending. Of all the Sioux City School I chose Washington and moved to the area from NE and I have never been sorry. You couldn't make a better choice!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 81%
Hispanic 7% 9%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

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  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dawn Stansbury

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  • Gifted / high performing

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  • Library
  • Playground
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  • The Sioux City Community School District offers a richly diverse and warmly accepting group of students, faculty and staff. Here are just a few of the things our district offers: ** All day kindergarten ** Before and after school programs ** Dedicated faculty and staff ** Many different academies and programs to ensure your child gets the most out of their educational experience ** Preschool ** Progressive technology applications ** Rigorous curriculum in the core subjects ** Talented and Gifted (TAG) program ** 58% of teachers have advanced degrees
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2550 South Martha St
Sioux City, IA 51106
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Phone: (712) 274-4048

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