The mission of the Whitman School is to create an equitable atmosphere in which children will develop self-worth, personal excellence, community mindedness, and a sense of responsibility toward themselves and others for the present and the future. We believe students need to experience excellent academic achievement, a feeling that they are part of a school family, and a high rate of participation and recognition. We also believe that a quality staff is essential for student success. In addition, we believe that education and learning begin in the home and require the family's on-going involvement through the years.
Academic Achievement – Student achievement is evaluated through the use of multiple measures. These include student portfolios, performance assessments, criterion-referenced tests, student achievement on the state assessments tests exceeds the state and district averages. Improved student performance on the state assessments continues to be an annual goal.
Participation and Recognition – The staff at Whitman School encourages participation in a wide-range of activities. Students may also choose from a variety of co-curricular activities. These include the Student Council, intramural sports, the vocal and instrumental music programs, and the Safety Patrol. All students display artwork in the annual school-wide Art Show.
Quality Staff – The professional staff at Whitman School continually refine and update their teaching skills through participation in professional development programs. They provide support to the students through differentiated instruction and small group instruction.
Parent and Community Involvement – Parent involvement is greatly encouraged through participation in classroom activities. The Home and School Council supports the educational program through sponsorship of assemblies, the Book Fair, and much more. The ongoing support and cooperation of the parents, community members, and the school staff creates a nurturing learning environment, which prepares the students to become successful, productive members of society.