We have been at Washington for 5 years now, and it's great! The teachers are wonderful and the parents who volunteer are amazing. My kids always look forward to school because the PTO events, teachers and staff.
The school is new to us this year and my daughter really has enjoyed it. We really could use the money to plan more events and better the equipment that is there. We came from a school with a beautiful computer lab. Something like that would really benefit the kids.
This school is awesome! There is so much parent involvement. The principal has his performance rated by the parents/staff and really cares about being the best leader possible. There is a genuine interest for the well-being of each child. My son is thriving under the care of the teachers and administration of this school, both academically and socially. This school is one of the key factors that keep me living in this town.
My son attends Washington Elementary and we have been very happy with the teachers and staff. We look forward to the years ahead!
The teachers take a great interest in the students from preschool to high school. Even after the kids move on to middle or high school, the teachers ask about the kids are genuinely happy to see them. It truly is like having extended family. I have seen a greater commitment from the children, teachers and parents, and look forward to great things happen at Washington.
We have been attending Washington for 4 years and the school has been great. It is a small community and with everyone helping and doing their share whether in the classroom or for larger events it really makes a huge difference. The teachers and staff are great. Our little school needs all the help it could get in a Michigan economy.
Great school for our grandchildren to learn and grow. WONDERFUL teachers and staff.
The principal, teachers and ladies in the front office are always there for the children. They always want whats best for your child.
The teachers are great and the kids are very proud of what they are accomplishing!
The staff members at Washington elementary are EXCEPTIONAL! My Daughter has attended Washington elementary for 6 yrs which Includes 2 yrs of pre-school. She is and has been on the honor roll and received level 1 advanced status scoring on her MEAP tests in BOTH reading and mathematics. I have to say my daughter is definitely very bright, but I must extend credit to the teachers and other staff members that have helped her to excel and reach her potential. The incredible level of communication between teachers and parents is outstanding at Washington elementary. The Parent volunteers must also be given praise for the great role models they are and their tremendous dedication.
The teachers and parents are involved in making sure the kids can all get a great education in a friendly environment and that the kids have good examples to help them make good choices.
I like Washington Elementary because the staff cares about the success of both of my children! The staff also makes learning fun! My kids love to go to school every day!
The teachers go above and beyond to help there students and to show they care about them. They have even come to sporting events, eaten lunch with the students as well. This is one of the older schools in RCS district and thank goodness it hasn't been closed. The parent volunteers here are terrific, they really try to make this school fun for the kids. I have just heard from a friend that in the fall the school is losing it's Phys Ed and Music program. That would truely be disappointing if it were to be true. This money could really come in handy to help keep our school educational as well as fun for the children.
There are wonderful teachers/principal/staff at Washington who all work together (with the parents) to help the kids do their best.
Our school is totally committed to its students. The teachers are family, it is like a home-away-from-home!
I was forced to remove my children from a christian school with 3 weeks left of the 2006/2007 school year. The teachers and office workers have been extremely helpful and has made us feel comfortable. I wish I would have started them in Washington 7 years ago when we moved here.
My child is in the 1st grade. I am very uphappy with this school and looking to change. The staff are crabby and rude. There is zero security in this school. We'll be moving out of there soon!
My child went here for K & 1st grade. At first, I thought the school was great. After a while, you learn that the office workers and teachers are gossip mongers. The principal not only let this go on, but was part of it. The K teacher was more interested in my childs appearance/clothing than her school work. 1st grade tacher was much better, but she was new, hopefully that school doesn't ruin her. Extracurriculars were abundant, but nightmarish if you didn't get along with the right staff members or parents. School security is almost non-existent. My in-law (unknown to the school), walked the halls without 1 person saying a word. Changed my childs school and both my child and I are finally happy.
The teachers and principal at Washington Elementary are very nice and approachable and willing to converse about your child at any time. However, the use of centers/groups/circles does not work with all children. Especially at the first grade level. Teachers use a group method to teach reading. Some children are in the group while others are left to 'study' on their own. This doesn't work with 6-yr olds with short attention spans. My now eighth grader has struggled in reading since the first grade. Groups and centers may be affective for intelligent children or those with parents who have hours to spend with thier kids, but it leaves the rest behind. Interestingly, almost all of my son's male friends have had trouble learning to read with this method. Studies conducted in England supports the claim that children do not learn well with centers/circles. England has stopped the use of that method.
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