Award Year: 2015

Washington Elementary School

1205 South 2nd Street
Norfolk, NE, 68702-6323

(402) 644-2557

Mr. Michael Andreasen, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Norfolk Public Schools

School Website


The Mission of Norfolk Public Schools: To prepare all students to pursue their goals for the future.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 6%
  • White: 42%
  • Hispanic: 46%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 5%
  • ELL: 21%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Washington Elementary students engaged in a reading lesson.

Washington Elementary students engaged in a reading lesson.

Washington Elementary school is located in Norfolk, Nebraska and is one of seven elementary schools in the Norfolk Public School district. Washington Elementary has built its reputation on teamwork and a strong work ethic. We strive to push students to reach their full potential. Our success is a product of our students, staff, and families working together on a daily basis.

Washington Elementary supports a very diverse population. In 2013-2014, sixty-two percent of our students came from a minority population. This includes Hispanic, African American, Native American, and Asian. Seventy-eight percent of our students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. To meet the varying needs of our students, we have several programs available to our students. We provide English Language Learning, Title 1, Challenge Gifted Program, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Special Education services. Our staff works collaboratively to meet the personal and educational goals of all of our students.

Despite the challenges that we face from an ethnicity and poverty perspective, our students have performed well on our Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments. Ninety-five percent our third and fourth grade students met or exceeded the reading assessment and 92% of our third and fourth grade met or exceeded the the math assessment in the 2013-2014 school year. Washington Elementary has made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in each of the last two years in the reading, math, and writing.