This school is really trying to help these children as well as my daughter, the teachers help a lot to teach the kids so far I love what I see when get there , they spend a lot of time teaching the children in transitional kindergarten and kindergarten especially the staff in prime time ,appreciate them!
My daughter loves this School and the good friends she has met and come to grow with! Great School and awesome staff!
Don't be fooled by the lower API! This school has such a wide range of students of all learning styles and abilities. Children are bused in from all over the district for their Deaf and Hard of Hearing program it's so good. The principal is one of the most caring I've seen. And the teachers really go all out to help each student with their individual needs! The Kinder teacher, Mrs. Kemp is probably the best Kinder teacher you will EVER meet! Our kids learn more here than in a private school. Small and friendly community, and a staff who really cares about the achievement of the children. Amazing!
I went to Whitman Elementary K through half of 2nd grade. And I Loved loved LOVED it there. It was the best Elementary school you can possibly go to, in my opinion. I learned to LOVE music in my years there, it challenged me in ways where I learned a lot more than I did in other schools. I am now an 8th grader and I wish I could go back to that school. The teachers are very enthusiastic about what they do. If you are looking for a good school for you children, I recommend Whitman Elementary School!
I have been so fortunate to have my children and grand-children attend Whitman Elementary School. Whitmans teachers are both caring and have met the all of the individual needs of each child. They have enjoyed the music classes taught by Mr. Wazcek, who I can't say enough about. It is so nice at this day and age to be able to enroll my children in a Family Friendly Neighborhood school. Thanks Whitman and the wonderful Whiman Staff.
Whitman is an awesome little neighborhood school. I have had 4 children attend Whitman. The start my children have received from attending Whitman has boosted them above and beyond their peers. They have received a solid educational foundation, and are excelling in middle and highschool. I love being a part of a small neighborhood school where the children grow up together. Great job Whitman, teachers do not hear enough what a difference they have made in a students life.
Whitman is a gem in the community of Northeast Clairemont. It is a small neighborhood school with teachers that truly care about each childs' academic success. The music that the children learn is absolutely life changing. My children began their love for music at Whitman with a great choir teacher. They went on to instrumental music where they began learning different instruments and today I have a saxophone player, violinist, guitarist and an aspiring drummer. What a great experience my children have had of not only academic education but education of the arts.
I have had four children attend Whitman Elementary School and it has been a very positive experience. The kindergarten teachers provide an excellent start and the caring staff, teachers and principal carry on that foundation in a manner that shows they truly love their students and their job. The music program, run by Mr. Waczek, is excellent. I can't say enough about how wonderful this small school is.
My gifted but mildly autistic and hard of hearing child was sent to this school because it was suposed to meet his needs better. This teacher turned out to be an immature bully who ignored everything in his education plan and delibratly picked fights with him every day. He is an advanced 2nd grader but the homework that came home with him is Kindergarten level at best. We are fighting to get him back to his neighborhood school.
We have loved Whitman! The kindergarten teachers are superb--incredibly caring, attentive and have high expectations for the kids. The kindergarten play area and classrooms are completely separated from the rest of the school. There is a community feeling around here each morning and afternoon as neighbors are walking their children to school as well. The new principal has high expectations for the students at Whitman as well.
This school has excellent facilities and excellent equipment in support of the Deaf and hard of hearing children. Every classroom has speakers and mic for the teacher's use.
This school has a unique sense of community serving both mainstreamed and special needs students professionally and very competently. Students feel good about themselves here.
Whitman has a fairly good special education component and some excellent teachers.
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