The mission of Washington Elementary School is to provide our students with the skills necessary for success in the twenty-first century. We will achieve this by becoming a family-centered facility where all members of the community work together for the betterment of the children. Parents and other interested community members will be welcomed and encouraged to actively participate as members of our learning community. We will provide a variety of programs and experiences for our students, addressing different learning styles and recognizing individual strengths and weaknesses. We will offer a balance between structured education and opportunities for the development of cooperative skills. Emphasis will be placed on the development of good reading, writing and math skills. Small group interaction will be utilized as a positive learning experience which will inspire students to develop pride in sharing their knowledge and opinions. The ability to reason, communicate and work together to evaluate information will be stressed as a necessary tool for the future growth as members of a democratic society.