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Message from the Principal

Dear George Washington High School School Community-

As we begin a new school year, I want to take an opportunity to send the unequivocal message to our school community, and most importantly to our students, that we are a school who accepts and cares for each of our 1,400 students unconditionally.  We embrace and value diversity, just as we embrace and value differences.

We look for and expect this culture to run throughout our entire school community.  That said, as we have learned the hard way, we are not immune to acts of hate.  One assurance I will make as we venture into the new school year is that our schools are no place for actions or words that are racist, sexist, anti-Semitic,  anti-immigration, homophobic, or the like.

Parents, we ask for your help by monitoring the social media activity of your child or children.  We are well into an era where students’ online activity sometimes differs from and takes precedent over their offline behavior.  Past incidents have brought about both school discipline and police attention, depending upon the circumstances.  Perhaps worse yet, one’s digital footprint can never be completely “erased” from the eyes of future employers and/or institutions of higher education.  We all have the responsibility in setting our students up for success in this regard, as we desire for no student to find themselves on the wrong end of a social media incident that can quickly go viral and take on a life of its own.  And certainly, we never want victims of inappropriate online content.

I assure our students that no matter your race, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, country of origin, or any real or perceived differences, we will love you and take care of you as one of our own.  There is a safe place at George Washington High School for you.

We are a community built upon common principles of kindness, love, respect, togetherness, and the decency to help out those who are in need.  In fact, in 2017-18 we embark on becoming a community school for all.  We look forward to a fantastic school year – for all students.

We appreciate the time and support you offer each of our students.

In Partnership,

Ms. Thompson



Our Mission

The mission of the George Washington High School staff is to increase rigor and curriculum relevance, and to develop positive student/teacher relationships in all classes. Our instructional goals include a focus on increasing the application of real world mathematical skills, on becoming proficient in constructed responses, and in providing differentiated instruction in all content areas for all ability levels.

The George Washington staff is committed to preparing, ensuring, and empowering all students of diverse backgrounds to achieve their full intellectual and social potential in order to become lifelong learners and productive members of society. We are committed to raising student achievement in all content areas in order to close the achievement gap amongst our students. We are responsible for providing quality education in a safe environment that allows every child to learn at higher levels. The capacity to learn is not determined or limited by race, family income, native language, gender or area of residence. George Washington High School will provide quality education for all students from all backgrounds.