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224 Poplar Street
New Washington, IN


(812) 293-3331


(812) 293-5808

School Hours

Building Open to Students
8:10 am
Student Instructional Day
8:30 am to 3:10 pm

New Washington Elementary School (NWES) houses preschool through fifth grade and enrolls approximately 360 students.   NWES believes in the very best for students, families, and community.  The teachers and support staff are committed to providing the very best education for kids.

A technology curriculum is provided to help advance students’ knowledge of computer skills and programs that will help them be successful as they enter middle and high school, with each classroom equipped with a Promethean Board (interactive whiteboard).  NWES staff is very proud of the students’ achievements each year, and they continue to see high levels academic growth.

In addition to the core subjects that are taught, students receive instruction in art, music, physical education, science lab, computer lab, writing lab, and library.  Reading Counts® is a fun way students are encouraged to read inside and outside of school.  Students in grades one through five participate in a school-based reading incentive program that allows them to establish goals, reach them, and feel confident in and enjoy reading.  We also offer a Positive Behavior Support Program that encourages students to make good choices each day.

Students are also able to participate in a wide variety of after-school activities such as cross country, basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, cheerleading, chorus, and track.  A special honor is granted to our fifth grade students each year by having them help to beautify and maintain our many flower gardens around our campus.

Outstanding Qualities

  • “A” rated school by the state of Indiana

  • 14 percent increase in English/Language Arts ISTEP+ test scores over the past three years

  • 16 percent increase in Math ISTEP+ test scores over the past three years

  • Strong community pride and support

  • Small school atmosphere

  • Large variety of extra curricular activities

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