Washington Elementary is a K-1 school close to downtown Selma with a predominately Hispanic student population. Many of our Kindergarten students come to school speaking only Spanish and rely on the school to teach them English, as well as, the skills needed to exit Kindergarten. The parents in our community are very supportive of the teachers and want their children to receive the best educational opportunities so that they can succeed in life.
Washington teachers are very dedicated and provide an optimal learning environment in which all students can learn. In addition, they incorporate various instructional strategies in their daily lessons to insure that each child has the opportunity to progress to the best of his/her ability. English language development is stressed throughout each and every day school is in session. High expectations and a rigorous curriculum insure that students are working and learning as much as possible during the two years they spend at Washington. Homework is an extension of the classroom day and is sent home at least three times a week. Since our students are still young, parents are expected to provide a place for students to complete their homework and help the children remember to return it in a timely manner.
Washington classrooms are places where children can enjoy learning and experience the excitement of becoming readers and writers. Our students are eager to learn and make enormous growth during their time at Washington Elementary.
Alicia Gonzalez Principal, Washington Elementary School