WCS was built in 1917. It is one of the larger elementary schools in the city with over 650 students ranging from Pre-K through Grade 8. In addition to over 50 classrooms, WCS also contains an auditorium, a multi-purpose room, a gymnasium, a life skills room, two therapy rooms, and several cafeterias.
School Colors: Red, White & Blue
School Mascot: Patriot
The Mission of Washington Community School is to provide our students with the best possible educational experience in a safe, positive, and inclusive learning environment. At WCS, we strive to foster personal and interpersonal growth and deliver instruction effectively and efficiently while maintaining a strong sense of community. Our mission is best accomplished when all members of our school community (administrators, faculty, staff, students, and parents) work as a team to meet the needs of each and every student to the best of our ability.
Congratulations to WCS Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021
WCS won the Silver Medal in the Elementary/Middle School Team Division of the Jersey City Medical Center RWJ Barnabas Health Sponsored STEM Showcase.
Art & Music events include the Winter Concert, Spring Concert, Fire Prevention Poster Contest, Coloring Contests, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, and more. PTO sponsored events include the Fall Ball & Trunk or Treat
Extracurricular activities for students include Student Council, PEER, Basketball, Cheerleading, Academic Challenge, Fire Bowl, Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, National History Day, Chess Club, and more.