GEORGE WASHINGTON CHARTER SCHOOL

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45768 PORTOLA AVE
PALM DESERT, CA 92260
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Phone: 760-862-4350
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Desert Sands Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 28:1
  • Students/Grade: 146.7
  • Number Students: 880
  • Number Teachers: 48
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5355
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Allan Lehmann
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (36 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (29 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-03
    "Why do these problems get so bad that the parents feel that they have no options? I think that the troubled teachers undermine good ones. For example, the teacher who talks about "problem parents" on Twitter should focus her efforts on respectful communication and helping people assimilate. That could go a long way in creating a positive environment for ALL families."
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    Posted 2015-02-26
    "It's an overrated school. It is not what others led you believe. It's maybe a tag better than Lincoln Elementary School. I beg you do more research before you make a decision to send your child there. There are teachers that should never became a teacher. They seem to hate their career, life. You can hardly get a smile out out them. They seem so miserable most of the time. . And trust me, that would effect your kid big time. They don't know how to communicate via their messages. Most of the time they are so conflicted within their messages. Another word, they don't know what they want. Additionally, we do most of the teaching at home. They don't teach anything in class. That's why our kids are now doing homeschool. It's not the best solution, but it's certainly far better than Washington Charter. If you have the money to send your kids to private school, then stay away from WCS. I wish Mr. Lehman had an open mind to except the fact that at WCS there are some teachers either have more training how to deal with kids, or they should not be there at all."
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    Posted 2014-10-30
    "As parents you try to do you due diligence and make sure your child gets the best education.We were so excited to have won the lottery and to be able to give our child what we hoped to be a prideful school with great teachers and staff. Going to a new school, not knowing the teachers history, You really do not know what you were in for. This teacher has be the worse so far in my child's education. I could not believe the foul language used in meetings, name calling of students and complete unprofessionalism. I am dissapoonted that this childish, unprofessional, selfish teacher would have the discretion to decide my child faith at this school or classroom. The teacher does not know the fundamentals of communication, not only did she have the control to kick my daughter out of her class because she doesn't want to be "monitor" by parents. I am sorry but you do spend more hours in the day with my child and I want to know what's going on and to see the higher up's support her behavior is very disappointing. This is what you call "Bullying" at the fullest. My child is an A+ student, well behaved and all past teachers were grateful for my child and parents like us that care."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-25
    "Wow! This school is amazing! I am very proud and honored to have my daughter attending here and I have had nothing but positive experiences with the teachers, counselor, and principal. Even when I got in trouble and had to have a meeting with my daughter, husband, and principal for her frequent lateness one year, I felt very proud of how it was handled by Mr. Lehmann. We were being held accountable respectfully yet seriously, and had to sign a contract to improve the matter, and we did :). As for the office staff they can be curt and cold, but it isn't always that way. It can be unnerving, but I brush it off as they are good at their jobs and are good to my daughter. The teachers and staff are hard working, caring, and all share the same goal and thats to give your child a great education and learning experience and I believe that every year that is achieved for the vast majority of their students. I am not close with any of the parents at the school, but the ones who volunteer are always nice and welcoming and I have yet to experience the cliques that were mentioned in comments below and I hope I never do. As for the fundraising I think its great and very beneficial."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-02
    "WCS is an amazing school. I have a child with mild special needs and the teachers and the school counselor are willing to work with myself and our OT. My other child is not a quick learner and her teachers have been amazing working with us to keep her moving at the same pass of the class and does not make her feel bad or awkward."
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