Welcome back to school, Washington Patriots!
On June 3, 2019, George Washington Elementary was recognized as a 2018 California Honor Roll School. Our school demonstrated consistently high levels of student achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. Congratulations to the George Washington Elementary School community for being recognized as a 2016 California Gold Ribbon School as well as a Title I Academic Achievement and Exemplary Arts School! This is a testament to the dedication, commitment and culture of high expectations and academic excellence! On May 13, 2016, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that 780 out of 6,000 California elementary schools were recognized as Gold Ribbon Schools and only thirty-eight of those schools had been selected as having an Exemplary Program in Arts Education. Additionally, 508 Gold Ribbon Schools that are also Title I schools were recognized for their Academic Achievement. This distinction is given only to schools receiving federal Title I funds that aid in meeting the educational needs of students living at or below the poverty level.
On behalf of the staff at George Washington Elementary School, I am honored to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for your child’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.
We look forward to working with each of you this school year. Please get involved in our PTA, Patriot Fundraising Committee, ELAC, School Site Council and if possible, your child’s classroom. As we strive for excellence in meeting all students’ academic and social/emotional needs, let’s make it the best year ever! George Washington Elementary School looks forward to working with you all this school year!
Brandi Young, Principal