Washington Elementary is one of Selma Unified School District's oldest elementary school. It is located in the southwestern part of Selma, California, approximately 19 miles south of Fresno. It is surrounded by agriculture, which is the primary industry for the majority of our community members. Selma is a small, close-knit community with a great sense of pride.
Washington Elementary serves kindergarten and first-grade students. Our students then progress to Eric White Elementary School for second through sixth grade. They continue on to Abraham Lincoln Middle School and then to Selma High School.
Washington Elementary School has implemented a systematic set of reforms that have produced impressive results in increased student achievement over the past years. The school reform efforts operate on multiple levels using the MTSS model and have created a shift in the culture of the school with specific practices focused on the teaching and learning. The overarching goal of the reform effort has been to create a culture of common language that focuses attention and resources on student learning. Once a trimester, grade level teams meet to review academic data. Interventions within and outside of the classroom are prioritized for students who need extra support.