Washington Awards

  • 2016, 2015, 2011
    Magnet School of Distinction Award by Magnet Schools of America
    2014, 2012, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 
    Magnet School of Excellence Award by Magnet Schools of America
    2011 Green Ribbon PBIS school
    2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2002
    NC School of High Growth
    2009 Designated A+ Fit School by the State of North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission
    2008-09 NC School of Distinction
    2008-09, 2007-08
    Wake County Scholastic Pursuit Tournament Winners
    2007 Heidi Bledsoe awarded the Nancy Melton Britt Leadership Award 2007-08
    2007 Jennifer Ijeoma - Top 10 Teacher of the Year Finalist
    2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
    NC School of Excellence
    2005 School of Honor - "A Lights of Hope School: Fulfilling the Dream"
    2005 Torri Jackson - Top 10 Teacher of Year Finalists
    2005 Vickie Allen - Top 10 Teacher Assistant of the Year Finalist
    2004 Valerie Hunter - Top 10 Teacher Assistant of the Year Finalist
    2003 Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Magnet School of Merit Award
    (#1 Magnet School in the United States)
    2002 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Math and Science
    2002 Wake PTA Outstanding Principal K-5, and Outstanding Custodian K-5
    2001, 2002
    NC School of Distinction - ABC Accountability Program
    2001 Wake County Academically Gifted Teacher of the Year, Wake County PTA Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year, Wake County PTA New Program of the Year, ECOFEST
    2001 Wake County Teacher of the Year Finalist
    1998 Received the Governor's Entrepreneurial School Award
    1998-2001 Received Grants: $350,000 NSF Engineering Fellows, $20,000 Dewitt/Wallace/Reader's Digest Library Power Grant, the Safe Schools Grant for Families and Teacher's Together, Wake Education Partnership Food for Thought grants(2), $10,000 Parent Grounds Grant
    1998-2001 Student awards: first place in the state science fair; regional awards (2) in PTA Reflections contest; regional and creativity awards for Odyssey of the Mind team; blue ribbons in State Fair art competition.
    Washington School designated as a local historic site as the first public school for African American students in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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