Washington Elementary School District Identifies 3 Factors Leading to Success

Posted on Dec 14, 2017
Washington Elementary School District Identifies 3 Factors Leading to Success

The Washington Elementary School District (WESD) is the largest in the State of Arizona. It serves east Glendale and North Central Phoenix, encompassing 32 schools. Eighteen of these are K-6, two are K-5, seven are K-8, and there are five middle/junior high schools. WESD focuses on three specific initiatives:

  • Intervention
  • Implementation
  • Increasing Opportunities

Intervention is offering hope for all students who may be struggling; Implementation includes curriculum offerings beneficial to the students, including a new “Inquiry Based Math” curriculum; and Increasing Opportunities for every student, including those who might need special education services to ensure that general education standards are fully able to be met.

Abraham Lincoln Traditional School

The home of the Patriots, the Abraham Lincoln Traditional School received a Letter Grade of “A” in the recently released Arizona Department of Education (ADE) guidelines. These guidelines represent new measures that utilize a variety of indicators to evaluate how well a school is performing. This school focuses on:

  • Teacher-centered instruction
  • High academic standards
  • Dress code
  • Strict discipline
  • Phonics-based Language Arts program
  • Mandatory homework
  • Parent involvement

Royal Palm Middle School

Royal Palm Middle School focuses on maintaining a nurturing environment where students feel cared for and safe. The school strives to provide every possible opportunity for student success. All core classes are fully aligned with state curriculum, while electives and specialized classes go above and beyond those standards. Specialized courses include:

  • Web design
  • Exercise sciences
  • Studio art

Also available for students’ use are:

  • Four computer labs
  • Two mobile laptop labs,
  • Document cameras
  • SMART Boards
  • Several mini-computer labs
  • New library

The Core Knowledge Program is available to qualified students to help them prepare for advanced placement classes upon entry to high school. Those students needing a little extra help can find needed support in the University After School Academy Program. It is of note that the Arizona Cardinals Preparatory Academy is located on this campus as well.

For more information on the Washington Elementary School District or to look at homes in Phoenix or homes in Glendale that are within the WESD boundaries, contact a Launch Real Estate agent today at 480-776-1555.