Washington Township middle schools provide a wide variety of experiences for students during this critical period in their education to help them explore their interests and passions. In sixth grade, students meet with counselors throughout the year to learn about the courses offered to seventh and eighth-grade students. This guidance-based opportunity gives our youngest middle school students the information and tools needed to determine what subjects they would like to explore in-depth as they move through middle school.
In addition to the core classes; math, English, science, and social studies, our middle school students have expanded opportunities, including Project Lead the Way (a pre-engineering program focusing on a variety of areas related to engineering – robotics, design, and coding), world languages (Spanish and French), music (band, choir, and orchestra), physical education/health, and art (two and three dimensional). We believe our middle school students are more connected to the school community when they are engaged in activities beyond the school day. As such, we offer several extracurricular activities and provide a free activity bus available to all students staying after school to take advantage of our many academic and extracurricular opportunities.
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Q&A with Washington Township Middle Schools:
What makes Washington Township Middle Schools unique?
At the middle school level, we understand and value that every student is beginning to navigate their own system for learning. As a result, we recognize how each student processes information and learns may differ from their peers. Thus, we provide students with multiple opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and understanding at the middle school level. From flexibility for completion options to allowing for permitted assessment retakes, our staff is dedicated to ensuring that students’ individual needs are met.
What is age/grade range for Washington Township Middle Schools?
Washington Township Middle Schools serve students in grades six through eight.
What is the enrollment policy? Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?
As a traditional public school, Washington Township has an open enrollment policy and proudly provides high-quality education for all students. We welcome students at any time; however, we encourage families to take advantage of natural transition times to make it easier for the student. Registration information can be found on our district website.
Do you offer financial assistance?
As a traditional public school, Washington Township proudly provides tuition-free, high-quality education for all students. In addition, assistance with textbook fees and meals is available through a simple application process.
What are the standard school day hours?
Our middle school hours are Monday-Friday, 9:20 am-4:20 pm. For families with students in different academic levels, our high school hours are 8:30 am-3:30 pm and our elementary school hours are 7:50 am-2:35 pm.
Does Washington Township Middle Schools offer before/after school care? Does your school offer afterschool activities?
We do not provide before/after school care at the middle school level, but we offer several after-school activities (see the extracurricular activities section below).
Is there a uniform or dress code?
Uniforms are not required at our school; however, students are expected to dress appropriately so as to not distract from the learning environment.
How many children attend Washington Township middle schools? How many students are in the average classroom?
Eastwood Middle School and Northview Middle Schools have approximately 860 students enrolled, and Westlane Middle School has approximately 760 students enrolled. The average class size varies based on the course and content. Core area classes such as English, math, science, and social studies average 24 students per class.
Does Washington Township middle schools school have a homework policy?
Homework and classwork make up 20 percent of a student’s grade. With a focus on mastery, students are permitted to re-take various assignments within specific time frames, as our goal is understanding and comprehension, not just completion. Late work is accepted, but teachers may apply up to a 10 percent grade reduction when assignments are not submitted on time.
Does Washington Township middle schools offer support for students with special needs?
Washington Township middle schools provide academic and social-emotional support for students with special needs. In addition, each middle school is equipt to support students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) whose needs may require additional support. Our ultimate goal is to provide students with the skills necessary to function in the real world, where help may not always be readily available.
What specialty classes / extracurricular activities does Washington Township middle schools offer (gym, art, language, sports etc.)?
As mentioned previously, we offer Project Lead the Way, physical education, two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, band, choir, orchestra, Spanish, and French as related arts courses. Additionally, Washington Township middle schools offer the following extracurricular activities: volleyball, football, cross country, soccer, basketball, wrestling, track, baseball, softball, intramural sports, show choir, jazz band, swim club (district-wide swim club), a variety of clubs, academic teams, and robotics teams.
What are your school’s safety policies?
Keeping students safe is paramount in all Washington Township Schools. Some of our daily security practices include random metal detector wanding of bus/car riders and walkers. External doors remain locked, and security personnel is stationed at building entrances creating a secure point of entry into the school. Students, staff, and visitors carry a district-issued ID while on campus.
What extra safety measures is your school taking during the COVID-19 pandemic?
All school facilities are maintained daily to ensure optimal clean spaces for teaching and learning. In addition, Washington Township has ongoing cleaning and maintenance protocols that align with public health requirements.
Who should parents contact for more information about Washington Township middle schools?
If you are interested in learning more about Washington Township Middle Schools, please contact our Director of Secondary Education, Mr. Rick Doss via email at [email protected] or via phone at 317.205.3332 ext. 77268.