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Washington Elementary School

Washington’s mission is to create a partnership of students, staff, families and community members who are working to empower our students to meet the highest academic standards, to develop social and emotional maturity, and to acquire the skill to be lifelong learners and responsible citizens. To accomplish this we will:

  • Set high standards and expectations
  • Share knowledge and encourage individual growth
  • Embrace change and improvement
  • Develop a safe and collaborative environment for students, staff and families
  • Utilize data and best practices to direct instruction.

 5th to 6th Grade Transition


Tacoma School District is the proud recipient of a grant provided by the RAIKES Foundation to support  students and families in the transition from 5th to 6th grade in the Mason/Truman region. The RAIKES Foundation is dedicated to the belief that regular participation in high quality programs leads to better personal, social and academic outcomes and higher self-esteem.


The focus of the grant for the 2011-12 school year will include:

  • Implementation of the AVID program in 5th and 6th grades  OVERVIEW OF AVID
  • Strong collaboration between teachers  in the Mason/Truman regions
  • Increased communication with families about successful transition to middle school

Contact Information: Mason 253-571-7000 | Truman 253-571-2245

Article:  Putting Middle Grades Students on the Graduation Path: A Policy and Practice Brief



 School Information

Address 2615 N. Adams St.
Tacoma, WA 98407
Phone 253-571-5700
Fax 253-571-5738


* Due to the age of this building, constructed prior to our current state and federal codes pertaining to access for persons of disability, components of this building are not accessible. Tacoma Public Schools is committed to making its programs and activities accessible to all persons who would potentially visit our sites. If you have questions regarding access to this specific site or information pertaining to accessible locations, please contact the Disability Officer at 253.571.1021.


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For driving directions to Washington-Hoyt, click on the green marker.



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