It stood and still stands on Washington Street touching Firmin Street, Defenbaugh Street, and Buckeye Street.
It was built in the 1930's as a part of FDR's "New Deal" program during the Great Recession.
Washington Elementary School was the school systems school with the highest test scores in the 2000's being in the top 15 for the state and very high in the nation rankings in 2004. Despite having some of the highest rankings in the state it was closed around 2011 as a part of the school system cutting back on money and refocusing money on less schools and less spread out. Since Washington Elementary School and all the other schools they closed around 2011 the school system as a whole has dropped quite drastically. This was a 5 star school (out of five). Now the highest ranked school is Sycamore Elementary School (with 2 stars out of five).
The school had just had a new playground built near the North west corner and a new parking lot on the south west corner put in around 2003. Prior to that closer to Firmin Street there was a black top and a smaller parking lot, those were previously used for reccess.
To this day the building is the school systems administration building, and still a historic plaque on the grand middle stair case that was once the main entrance (now the admin's entrance closer to Defenbaugh.) Generally they let you go see the plaque if you request so.
The school had just had a new playground built near the North west corner and a new parking lot on the south west corner put in around 2003. Prior to that closer to Firmin Street there was a black top and a smaller parking lot, those were previously used for reccess. The building is also three floors, the first floor for offices, first grade, the lunch room/art room, and a girls bathroom on the north end, and boys on the south end, between the first and second floor on the north end was once two kindergarden rooms, and ended up toward the end being one kindergarden and one split 4th/5th grade classroom, the second floor has 2nd grade on the north end, 3rd grade on the south end, the music room (on the north end), and the Gym/stage, and the third floor was one 4th grade room on the north end, and one 5th grade on the south end. In general their was only two classes for each grade, and between 13 and 20 students (sometimes up to around 27) in each class. There was also generally a pair of bathrooms for each grade on the 2nd and third floors.