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Washington Elementary School is one of previously four public elementary schools in Hibbing- Washington Elementary, Greenhaven Elementary, and the now closed Jefferson and Cobb Cook Elementary schools. Its construction was completed in 1956 and the grades of the school have been adjusted multiple times. It began as a kindergarten-sixth grade school and has now been a kindergarten-second grade school since the 2005-2006 school year[1]. It has also been a kindergarten through third grade school[2].

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Students at the Washington participate in various festivities and celebrations throughout the school year. One such activity takes place near Thanksgiving; kindergarteners make paper costumes and dress up as pilgrims to have a “feast” in the hallway. Choir concerts are also a part of Washington Elementary’s activities in which students sing patriotic songs such as “This Land is Your Land” [3].


Students are taught art, music, media and physical education in addition to classroom curriculum. The projected enrollment for 2010-2011 was 260 students[4].


[1] “Hibbing Schools” (2010). “Washington Elementary.” Hibbing.k2.mn.us. Retreived:1-1-11

[2] Interview with Former Student Written. 12-17-2010

[3] Interview with Former Student.

[4] “Hibbing Schools.”