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Washington Elementary School

Public | K-3 & ungraded | 342 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2013

My child is new to the district and has ASD. I was scared to start the year at a new school, but quickly learned that Washington has the curriculum to accommodate ALL children coping and learning on the spectrum. The entire staff seems to just cohesively work toward every student's best interest and help each student work with his or her quirk to assimilate societal rules instead of ridding the child of the quirk to fit societal norms. I am truly amazed, grateful, and pleased to be a Washington Elementary parent.
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Posted August 21, 2011

If you intend on sending your child to Charlotte schools, know this: -they do not teach phonics. -they teach fuzzy math (Everyday Math) which does NOT teach mastery of basic math facts. -they have a horrible spelling program -Sitton spelling. -no art in elementary and a very scattered and ineffective foreign language program (Spanish) (at the elem level) -The current administration and school board do not listen to parent concerns. 4th grade is now a part of the middle school -which has well over 1,100 students -they say 4th and 5th will be kept separate...don't believe them. There are a few positives though :) They have a great band program. Both elementary schools have some new playground equipment. Most of the teachers are great.
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Posted May 23, 2005

Before my husband & I had children, we thought that the only school good enough for our children would be a private one. However, when we moved within walking distance of Washington, we decided we needed to give it a shot. We have been EXTREMELY pleased with the school. You will not find a more dedicated kindergarten teacher than Mrs. Minzey. All the teachers place high emphasis on reading and writing and each child is allowed to progress at his/her own reading speed. We love it so much that we are delaying a move so that our younger daughter can have Mrs. Minzey. We would recommend Washington Elementary to anyone looking at the Charlotte schools.
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Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
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In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian N/A 3%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:50am
School end time
  • 3:45pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Therese Edwards
Fax number
  • (517) 541-5175

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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525 High St
Charlotte, MI 48813
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