Student paints on a mural in Washougal with Equity on yellow bar


We will address the unique challenges and barriers students may need by providing opportunities that lead to equitable outcomes. We will prepare every student to connect and contribute to the community in which they live. 


  • Recognize and support populations of students who have been historically underserved to eliminate gaps in outcomes and achievement 
  • Learn the many assets and strengths of families, students, and their respective communities


  • Develop culturally responsive practices
  • Ensure inclusive environments that value contributions from all groups
  • Utilize trauma-informed pedagogy
  • Provide staff and students space to develop agency, and shift ownership of learning from teachers to students


  • Engage in intentional efforts that eliminate the achievement gaps that persist for students
  • Hire a diverse workforce that reflects the students we serve
  • Create a process to ensure equity is at the center of all decision-making

Measures of Progress

9th grade on track for students with disabilities 57.9% for 2020-21 School Year, 58% statewide, target is 100%

9th grade on track for students from lower income households 42.7% for 2020-21 School Year, 51.8% statewide, target is 100%

9th grade on track for hispanic students 45.8% for 2020-21 School Year, 53.2% statewide, target is 100%

Student voice

Students are active participants in the Washougal School District, from the classroom to the board room, and help share the experiences and opportunities we offer.

Students and staff work closely together to build instructional spaces in classrooms that function as a community of learners where students are co-author of their educational journey.

This process involves listening to and acting on student concerns; incorporating the knowledge, interest, and perspectives students bring each day; and making sure students feel seen, heard, and valued.

Our district and schools work to include authentic student input on instruction, school structures, and school policies to promote student engagement and ownership.

Our school board has student representatives who attend board meetings, share feedback, and cast advisory votes to help guide the school board.

WHS students hosted school leaders for a student panel