The mission of the Washington Unified School District, THE GATEWAY TO EXTRAORDINARY POSSIBILITIES, is to challenge and support each student to develop effective critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills as a life-long learner acting in an ethical manner to serve a broader community through a community of learners characterized by:
engaging learning experiences in safe, positive environments;
highly-qualified, reflective and adaptive educators;
a culture of innovation responsive to student needs and aspirations;
a community promoting family involvement, strong partnerships, and school pride.
Washington Unified School District serves an ethnically diverse and growing population of 7,421 students, with a staff of 400 certificated employees and 350 classified employees. The district currently operates seven elementary schools (six K-8 schools and one Transitional Kindergarten-5 school), a comprehensive high school, an alternative high school, an independent study program, and an adult education program. At least one additional elementary school is planned for the future to accommodate growth.
In addition to a quality K-12 education program, Washington Unified School District offers a variety of additional educational opportunities to meet the needs of our student population. These additional programs include preschool programs, English as a second language education, special education, a Gifted and Talented Educational (GATE) program, an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, and an opportunity program.