The original Washington School was a two-story brick building built sometime in the early 1900's. During the early days of its existence Washington was an elementary school on the ground floor and a high school on the second floor. In 1918 or 1919 Kingsburg High School was built, and Washington became what it is today, a primary school. In 1938 and 1939 the present building was erected using Work Progress Administration funds. During much of the time between the building of the present school and 1989 Washington School also served as the District Office.
Washington is a unique school as part of one of the few charter districts in California and being a grade specific school. All schools in Kingsburg Elementary School are grade specific. Washington includes Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten which was started in 2010 and Kindergarten. The student population is approximately 390 ages 3-6.
The combination of being part of a charter district and having early childhood education students means that Washington School has the autonomy and flexibility to assure that our students get the best early childhood education possible. Washington uses the California Preschool Foundations, Common Core Standards and character education to provide a balanced educational program. The mission of Washington School is to provide a safe, secure environment in which the staff will nurture the intellectual, physical, social, and moral capacities of each child to the fullest extent possible. We also believe that each child will become a life-long learner, ultimately leading a fulfilling life as a productive worker and citizen of the United States and the world. We believe we can accomplish this only through the combined efforts of staff, students, parents, and community.