Washington Union School
340 Corral de Tierra Road
Salinas, CA 93908
43 San Benancio Road
Salinas, CA 93908
Phone (831) 484-1331
Fax (831) 484-5736
Secretary: Ida Silva
Washington Union Elementary School provides an amazing environment for students to learn and succeed! Fourth and fifth grade students here enjoy lessons in the outdoor amphitheater. They walk the nature trail and explore the beautiful grove of oak trees in the countryside John Steinbeck wrote of in his 1932 book, The Pastures of Heaven.
Students excel here because the staff of the school holds very high expectations and provides a rigorous curriculum. Teachers, students and parents collaborate to procure an educational experience second to none. The focus on the District's mission statement sets the stage for achievement for all students. It states, "The school will create a safe, friendly, dynamic learning environment; promote excellence in student academic achievement by challenging the ability of each individual; nurture positive personal, social, and civic growth and responsibility; and instill a lifelong love of learning." The school community is committed to fulfilling the vision of the mission statement by collaborating and working together as a learning community for the benefit of the students.
The school serves 180 students in the fourth and fifth grades, with an average class size of 26 students. Teachers work closely together to plan dynamic lessons. Some lessons in social studies and science are shared with other classes on a rotating basis, so all teachers know every student in their grade level. Because of the varied roles they hold at the school, the classified and support staff also know all the students well.
In this dynamic learning environment, students have access to one of the finest instructional programs in the State. Because of the school’s small size and the many adults working together on the campus, no student is "left behind." Every student is noticed and recognized for their achievements at Washington Union School.
Parents are a very important part of the team at Washington Union School because they believe strongly in their child’s education, and they act on that belief through their constant and enduring support of the school. On any given day, parents can be seen volunteering in the classrooms, serving as art docents, assisting in the library or computer lab, or helping instruct students in PE. The staff, parents, and community members at Washington Union School all share the same goal of providing students with the best possible education to prepare them for success in middle school and throughout life.