George Washington Elementary School
5th & Federal Streets
Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.
The Student - Parent Handbook for 2012-2013 is now available. Please click here (Handbook) for a PDF copy.
For School closing information due to weather conditions, please check the School District of Philadelphia's Home Page.
Please note that there has been a change to the School's uniform for this year. Only white shirts are acceptable. For more details see our policies page.
For a copy of the Announcements please click on this link.(pdf)
Welcome to George Washington Elementary, where our slogan is "Excellence Is The Standard". We are a Pre-K to 8th grade school which strives to build character, self-esteem, and self-confidence in all of our students. The curriculum, coupled with our extracurricular activities motivates our students to perform at their optimal level. There is a strong emphasis on the growth and sustainment of the strong partnership with the valuable stakeholders who have invested in the mission of George Washington Elementary. We strive to create an environment where each and every student is given the attention necessary to achieve her/his individual success.
On behalf of the entire George Washington Elementary learning community, thank you for supporting our school.
Mr. Omahr Ashe
George Washington Elementary is a learning community committed to prepare students for success by providing a safe and nurturing learning environment. Students will meet or exceed a performance level of proficiency through the implementation of the Common Core Standards. Students will be respectable, responsible, honest, problem solvers as they continue to improve their community.
Our location has been providing education to the community for nearly 150 years. Originally started during the Civil War to provide for the children of the workers at the old Navy Yard, there has been learning go on here ever since.School Profile
Currently our enrollment is over 350 students, Pre K through 8th grade, including various Special Education Programs. Demographic information may be viewed by clicking on School Profile.
Our outstanding attendance record can attest to a safe and healthy environment for both students and staff. We currently hold the highest attendance scores for students of all the elementary schools in the city and are among one of the highest for staff. Our students look forward to their daily learning adventures at George Washington.
Recently some of our students visited the Philadelphia Library. Visit our Happenings page for more.
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In the future Special Announcements will be posted here.