Washington Elementary School District, Arizona

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Washington Elementary School District
Glendale, Arizona
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District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Susie Cook
Number of schools:33
Budget: $322,709,983
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Tee Lambert
Board members:5 at-large
Term length:4 years
Washington Elementary School District is a school district in Arizona. In the 2011-2012 school year, Washington Elementary School District was the 11th-largest school district in Arizona and served 22,456 students.[1]

About the district

Washington Elementary School District is located in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Washington Elementary School District is located in the city of Glendale in southwestern Arizona in Maricopa County. Phoenix is its county seat and the state capital. In 2013, Maricopa County was home to 4,009,412 residents according to United States Census Bureau estimates.[2]


Maricopa County overperformed compared to the rest of Arizona in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.5 percent of Maricopa County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.6 percent for Arizona as a whole. The median household income for the county was $54,385 compared to $50,256 statewide. The poverty rate in Maricopa County was 15.8 percent compared to 17.2 percent statewide.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Maricopa County (%) Arizona (%)
White 84.7 84.0
Black or African American 5.7 4.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.7 5.3
Asian 4.0 3.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.3
Two or More Races 2.7 2.6
Hispanic or Latino 30.0 30.3

Presidential Voting Pattern, Maricopa County[3][4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 602,288 749,885
2008 602,166 746,448
2004 504,849 679,455
2000 386,683 479,967

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The superintendent of Washington Elementary School District is Dr. Susie Cook. Prior to serving as the district's superintendent she worked as its facilitator for curriculum and planning, assistant superintendent and associate superintendent.[6]

Cook holds a B.A. and an M.A. in elementary education from Arizona State University, as well as an Ed.D. in educational administration from Northern Arizona University. Cook first worked in education at the Littleton Elementary School District as a teacher, coordinator of gifted programs, director of federal programs and director of curriculum. Before working in the district, Cook spent eight years as the director of field experiences at Arizona State University West from 1987 to 1990 and as an assistant professor of educational administration from 1990 to 1995.[6]


Washington Elementary School District publishes annual budgets on its website.[7]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $0 0% $0 0% $127,550,510 39.5% $15,802,618 4.9% $179,356,855 55.6% $322,709,983
Averages: $0 0% $0 0% $127,550,510 40% $15,802,618 5% $179,356,855 56% $322,709,983

Contact information

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Washington Elementary School District
4650 W. Sweetwater
Glendale, AZ 85304
Phone: 602-347-2600

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