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- a parent
Don't be fooled by these ratings that are primarily based on test scores. Washburn is a solid elementary school with a ton of supportive services for kids. Our child spent two years in a southwest Minneapolis elementary school and got far less support and has made far more progress at Washburn due to the small class sizes and huge range of supportive services. There are a number of demographic and socioeconomic reasons test scores here are lower than some other west Bloomington schools, but it's not because this is not an excellent school and not because students don't get a great education.



- a community member
Washburn Elementary is not the newest school in town but they're very up to date in all things academic. My grandson has been here since first grade and absolutely loves it. Every day is a great day, he says, and he wakes up eager to go again. That really speaks well for the teachers and the way the school is run. The kids, for the most part, seem to get along well and enjoy each other. I haven't seen or heard of any rough stuff going on among the kids and any bullying is soon stopped so it's very safe an nurturing to be there. My grandson comments that teachers he's never had say hi to him in the halls and he likes that. I hope that Washburn can win the $5000 prize because they'll put it to good use for everyone. Even the best of schools can use some upgrades, and I'll bet they have a wish list. Thank you for considering Washburn in your contest. They surely deserve it.




- a community member
This was one of the best elementary school I have ever been to. There is a lot of really great kids there, and it was super fun. My sister cant wait to go back! It is a lot better than Oak Grove Elementary because at OGE there was a lot of bad stuff there.



- a community member
This School is THE BEST my sister said. He said there is a lot of Good people and teachers. Thank to them he has made some good friends!

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- a parent
We do such creative things to meet the needs of our students and their families!




- a parent
My daughter just finished first grade at Washburn, and she had a wonderful time there. We are very pleased with her progress and with the school. It has small class sizes, lots of parent involvements, great diversity, and wonderful communications between parents, teachers, and students. Overall, a great school, and we are happy with it.

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- a parent
My family lives in Lakeville and commutes to Washburn elementary because it is close to my work I love the school and its teachers. My duaghter gets such great one on one time and encouragement from the teachers and staff at Wasburn from the time you drop her offin the morning there are a staff of people waiting outside in all kinds of weather opening your door and greeting your child at the curbside to make sure they get in safely they call them by name and always make you feel conforted to drop them off the same thing at pick up time They also have a open door policy when it comes to being able to come in and talk to the teachers , you just check in and go on down if you need to chat with any of the washburn staff or teachers . overall great!

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Last modified Washburn Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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