My boys attended Washington for kinder and 5th grade. I thought this school was wonderful. The staff was kind and welcoming. I was encouraged to volunteer and helped out a lot in my son's kindergarten room. Mrs. Wedar is phenomenal! BEST TEACHER EVER! My son had an amazing start to his first year of school!! Their CLC program is great, and my boys enjoyed going there before and after school. We moved out of state, but we would still be at Washington if we lived in Minot. The school is over crowded and could use an addition, but I know that isn't something Washington can help as money comes from district and state level. If you have an opportunity to send your kid there, do not hesitate!
My son attended kindergarten at a different school in the district and continued it be in reading. He was still at a level A at the end of the year. We finally moved into Washington's grid for first grade. He was able to receive the specialized attention and let the first grade reading at a level J. He was show that with practice comes great reward. I couldn't have ask for a better school to be in. The teachers and staff are incredible. Washington is by far the Best school in Minot.
Washington is an incredible school with wonderful and caring teachers and a top-notch academic program. Please don't be fooled by the low 'Great Schools Rating'; at one time, it was a 9/10. The difference has to be the new Common Core and testing procedures in place. The school is amazing and we couldn't be happier that we chose it for our child. One of the top two schools in Minot.
My son is a kindergarten student and he loves it. I have been around the state to many different elementary schools and Washington is by far the best. The teachers are wonderful, and the setting makes me wish I could go back to school.