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Defining Moments of School Change: John S. Wash Elementary School

Marc Johnson, Sanger USD Superintendent, recaps the John Wash Elementary turn-around story. He identifies the guiding principles and practices that contributed to the transformation and highlights the role of leadership, high expectations, collaborative culture, and shared accountability in meeting the needs of all students. Read the transcript of Defining Moments of School Change. Return to the general introduction to John S. Wash Elementary School

Contact Information

John S. Wash Elementary School
6350 East Lane
Fresno, CA 93727-5732
Phone (559) 524-6320, Fax (559) 251-2643
http://www.sanger.k12.ca.us

Student Demographics
2009-2010 Academic Year

Demographic Feature Data
Number of Students K-6 737
Students eligible for subsidized meals 63%
Limited English proficient students 31%
Students receiving special education services  4%
Asian students 41%
Hispanic students 38%
White students 16%
African American students  2%
Students of two or more races  3%
Average teacher turnover, last 5 years  3%
Student:Teacher ratio  23:1