Award Year: 2015

Washington-Kosciusko Elementary School

365 Mankato Avenue
Winona, MN, 55987-4534

(507) 494-2101

Mr. Bradley R. Berzinski, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Winona Area Public Schools

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Empowering students of all ages to be life-long learners who demonstrate creative thinking, critical analysis and problem solving skills in an ever changing and challenging world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 84%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Two or more races: 9%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Washington-Kosciusko Elementary students enjoying each other's company.

Washington-Kosciusko Elementary students enjoying each other's company.

Washington-Kosciusko Elementary School is located in Winona, MN and includes a population of over 300 students that reflect the ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the neighborhoods we serve. The historic brick building houses kindergarten through fourth grade, in addition to a pre-school program administered through a partnership with Winona State University. W-K Elementary proudly serves as one of the five elementary schools of Winona Area Public Schools.

Washington-Kosciusko Elementary School has been recognized by the Minnesota Department of Education for the last four consecutive years as a Reward School, a recognition of our continued commitment to the academic success of all students with a focused effort on decreasing achievement disparities across all student groups. This sustained excellence can be attributed to an incredibly stable and dedicated staff that cares deeply for our students. The feature that is most critical is the contribution of EVERY staff member including teachers, classroom support staff, clerical staff, and custodial staff.

Washington-Kosciusko Elementary is blessed with incredible family support and wonderful community partnerships. Specifically, we benefit from the work of a very dedicated and active Parent-Teacher Association and actively seek to foster the relationships with local universities.

Of course, the most important feature of any school is the students that walk through our doors and Washington-Kosciusko Elementary is so proud of the amazing students that we have the opportunity to learn with on a daily basis. Above all else, it is the relationships we build with our students that drive our continued success.