Washington Local School District
Individual attention. Infinite opportunities.
Washington Local School District is a school district in Northwest Ohio. The school district serves students who live in Lucas County. Washington Local Schools is located in Toledo, Ohio, and students who attend must be residents living within the school district boundaries. The superintendent is Dr. Susan M. Hayward.
Washington Local School District Mission:
At Washington Local Schools, we exist to provide excellent education and individual attention, as we unconditionally love all kids and families, fuel passion, define purpose, and lead all to infinite opportunities.
Washington Local School District Core Values
Washington Local History
Throughout the 1960s and 70s, there was a total of 13 elementary schools in the Washington Local School District. Into the 1960s, each was K-7, after which students attended Jefferson Junior High School for grade 8 and Washington Junior High School for grade 9 before attending Whitmer High School. Later, all 13 of these elementary schools funneled into the Jefferson Junior High building, which was 7th grade only. After 7th grade, students went to the Washington building, which was 8th grade. The Whitmer building was 9th-12th grade, with the Vocational facility being completed in the 1970s.
Closings, consolidations and alternative usage for some of the buildings has brought the total count of the elementary schools to 8. Horace Mann was closed after the 1978 school year and was consolidated with Lincolnshire the following year. Lincolnshire was closed after the 83/84 school year and has since become an administration building. The Westwood building is still in use for adult education.
The 5 other original elementary schools were:
- Lincolnshire Elementary (CLOSED – after 1983 – 1984 school year) Now an Admin building
- Westwood Elementary (CLOSED – after 1984 – 1985 school year)
- Trilby Elementary (CLOSED – after 2009 – 2010 school year)
- Horace Mann Elementary (CLOSED – after 1978 – 1979 school year)
- Hopewell Elementary (CLOSED – after 1980 – 1981 school year)
Whitmer High School
Washington Local School District's High School
Whitmer High School is a public high school in Toledo, Ohio, United States, named for John Wallace Whitmer, an educator who helped organize high school classes for the area. It is the only high school in the Washington Local School District in Lucas County, Ohio, serving the northwest section of Toledo up to the Michigan state line. It is the largest high school in the Toledo area. Whitmer offers 200 courses including honors and AP classes, 16 career training programs, 22 varsity sports, and more than 50 extracurricular activities. Students regularly receive district, state, and national accolades in art, music, and career training competitions.
Junior High Schools
Jefferson and Washington “loop”, with students attending the same junior high for both years, but the buildings alternating every other year, in terms of the grade level which attends there. The junior highs are on the same campus as Whitmer Senior High School, which all students in the district will eventually attend.
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