Re-opened in 2016, Washington is the second oldest elementary
school in the Sacramento City Unified School
District. We want to continue to acknowledge the past
accomplishments and experiences of the school and Midtown
community while also forging a new identity that best meets
the changing needs of our students and community.
We are proud to be part of a community with such great history.
To honor our unique Sacramento History, we have changed the
school’s mascot to the Locomotives to recognize our history as a
West Coast train hub as connecting to the core principles of
STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math). The
Locomotive was one of the first major technologies that
impacted the world as we know it, and it’s a great example
of the elements of STEAM in practice.
Re-opening as a new STEAM school utilizing Project Based Learning
(PBL) as the main instructional method, it is important that we
think of new ways that we can partner with local businesses and
community organizations. We realize that it takes a community to
support student learning and growth. As our teachers begin to
design their PBL units, they are looking for authentic problems
that their learners can address as they move from transferring
knowledge to transforming knowledge to address real world
problems. In addition to our shift in the instructional practice
we will be focusing on supporting and developing our learners in
areas of their Social and Emotional Learning.
We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with you in our
journey in building a community STEAM school from the ground
Our School Community
We serve a student population of students from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Currently 1/2
of our students reside in Midtown, 1/4 reside within SCUSD
boundaries and 1/4 reside outside the SCUSD boundaries. Our
school reflects the richness and diversity of our City!
Our teaching staff is made up of new and veteran teachers of
different backgrounds and experiences who believe in all of our
students. “We are caring, supportive, intentional, innovative and
compassionate. We chose Washington and we share a common purpose
to provide a supportive learning environment for all learners to
thrive. We’re a family connected with eachother and the
neighborhood community we serve.”