• The Dual Language Spanish Immersion program at Washington Elementary School is still accepting students into its kindergarten program for the 2017-18 school year. To apply, contact Principal Lisa Levi at (510) 231-1417.

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  • The PTA website is happy to annouce that the website is live! Please visit Washington Elementary School PTA website for news, events and updates.
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  • WCCUSD's Spanish Dual Immersion Program Expanding at Washington

    Washington Elementary is accepting applications for its Dual Immersion Spanish program. The Gold Ribbon School located in Point Richmond still has space and is adding an additional DLI kindergarten class for the 2017-18 school year.

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  • Superintendent's Message -- April 2017

    Welcome back from a much deserved spring recess. As we usher in April and prepare for the final nine weeks of the school year, our students, their families, and our teachers are in the midst of testing. This is the third year that California students will take the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), which measures our students’ academic progress in English Language Arts and mathematics.

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  • District Spring Music Festival and Concert Dates Announced

    The West Contra Costa Unified School District has announced the Spring Festival and Concert dates for all bands, orchestras, and choirs. Click the link to view dates and times.

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  • Kindergarten Enrollment for West County Schools Opens Jan. 9

    Kindergarten enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year begins January 9, 2017. Click the link to view enrollment information and learn about the NEW online enrollment system.

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  • PTA Bayside Council Hosts Annual Art Showcase

    The PTA Bay Side Council recently hosted an art showcase for District students who submitted original artwork to compete in the California State PTA’s 2016-2017 Reflections Art contest. [Gallery]

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    The West Contra Costa Unified School District, in partnership with the Alliance for Public Education, will showcase our fourteen local schools who received the California Gold Ribbon Award from the California Department of Education. Please join us on Saturday, September 17 as we celebrate the award-winning, innovative practices in our local schools!

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  • 13 District Schools Win Gold for Academic Progress

    Thirteen elementary schools from the West Contra Costa Unified School District are among 772 across the state to earn the California Gold Ribbon Schools Award, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced.

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Welcome to Washington Elementary School

Students reading at Washington Elementary School in Pt. Richmond.

Washington Elementary is an award-winning 2016 Gold Ribbon School located in Point Richmond. We are one of two Dual Immersion Spanish-English elementary schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District, serving kindergarten through sixth grade students. In addition to offering Dual Immersion, Washington students have amazing opportunities through our highly touted music program, a seven-week course where each class gets one class per week. We also offer an after school program that provides homework support and enrichment activities until 6 p.m. Washington also has an art program through the Richmond Art Center, a reading intervention program, and an outdoor garden program.

Our Dual Language Immersion program is based on an enrichment model where instruction is provided to native speakers of English and Spanish, using both languages: one languages is a second language for each group of students. Our Dual Language Immersion program provides periods of instruction during which only one language is used at a time. Spanish is used for a significant portion of the student’s instructional day in the beginning. At each grade level, the percentage of English used increases until an equal combination is reached by sixth grade. The goal is for all students to achieve literacy in both Spanish and English.

Emphasis on Spanish instruction in the early grades allows English speakers ample exposure to the target language (Spanish). Spanish speakers have the opportunity to expand their vocabulary and build a strong base in their first language, enabling them to be more successful as they begin to acquire English, and later as they transfer skills into English.