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About Washington Academic Middle School

picture of Leo Castillo, principal

Leo Castillo, Principal

Washington Academic Middle School (WAMS) is located in Sanger, California, approximately 12 miles southeast of Fresno. We are a 6th-8th grade middle school of approximately 1800 students. We have a dynamic staff of educators that love teaching and are committed to the success and well being of every student.

WAMS has continued to make huge strides in academic achievement as evidenced by the naming of WAMS as a Gold Ribbon Award Recipient, National School to Watch and a PBIS Gold Award Recipient. Over 15 districts visited WAMS during the 2015-2016 school year to learn about practices that make our school successful.

We will continue our focus this year of making sure all students have a college and career emphasis in addition to their academic knowledge. We not only work hard to help our students be successful academically, but we work hard to ensure we have a safe campus. We strongly encourage students to get involved. We have multiple opportunities for any student to participate in athletics, performing arts, academic teams, STEAM, and clubs. Middle school is a time to experience some new positive activities.