606 E. Grove St. Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 351-3901

Booker T. Washington Elementary School is a school in the City of Champaign as part of the Champaign Unit 4 Schools. The school was built in the 1950s, and re-built in 2010-2011. The Booker T. Washington has an integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum.  The STEM Academy opened in 2011 after the two year renovation.  Prior to renovation the school was home to a mural about Booker T. Washington.

The school's mission is: "We empower students to think critically, reflectively, and apply their knowledge and skills to a greater context. Students experience unique opportunities for STEM education with rigorous and relevant hands-on investigations through inquiry-based instruction, integrated curriculum, and collaboration."

More information on the school is to be found at the school's website.

June 16, 1959. Sandra Peacock was crowned queen of the Junior Craftmen's Ball Saturday at Washington School, 606 E. Grove St. Junior attendants were Davis Banks, front left, and Debra Banks, front right. Other
queen candidates who served as attendants were, in back from left: Olivea Nunnaly,Pattie Taylor, Brenda Washington and Carol Alexander.  The queen crowning and dance were held to promote the Junior Craftmen organization, a Masonic group of boys 12 to 19. They, meet in tbe Masonic Hall, 208 N. 1st.

Plan for the new Lawhead Elementary School in Champaign, which subsequently became Booker T. Washington Elementary School.