My children have been to many schools around the world. Whitney is THE worst school they have ever attended. This school is more about socialism and teaching children to be reliant on handouts instead of giving them a quality education to better themselves. If the principal and staff spent half the time on educating as they do begging for money or fund raising it would have the potential to be a mediocre school.
It has been my pleasure to work at this school. I teach wonderful children and have enjoyed good relationships with many of my parents. You can't beat the principal's energy or dedication to our kids. My children have been hungry - from us, they get fed not only at school but with food bags and bread and full meals that they take home. My children have come to school wearing clothes that don't fit and shoes with holes - from us, they get clothing and shoes. My children's birthdays get recognized as well as Christmas. And, in meeting their emotional and material needs they are better able to learn. Finally, great staff and some incredibly funny teachers. Saw a posting about cleanliness - can't speak to what may have been true years ago, but our custodial staff is amazing and the school is spotless.
whitney is not the best school, i have 2 children that go there and the office staff are very very rude when calling on the phone and when i take my children out of school early they are also very rude, like i can't do what i have to do. i'm not a big fan of Whitney elementary.
I'm a staff member in the Eugene, OR school district and watched Ellen when your principal was on her show. Please remind me what their Friday's are called. They wear t-shirts, etc. to promote school spirit.
The school would be great if night custodians actually do their jobs - this school is dirtiest of all. Also the principal need to learn how to treat her co-workers and other district employees.
This school provides many opportunities for the children to learn, grow, and also provides help to their families who need food or any other support they may need. The teachers at this school are all dedicated to the teaching of these students and care greatly for them. The support staff provides a great learning place for all and keeps the school in perfect working order. Any child would be lucky to have the opportunity to attend Whitney Elementary School.
The school has a dedicated staff with a wonderful principal that is fun and gregarious! They seem to really care about their students welfare, it shows in everything they do.
There is more to Whitney than test scores. We are student focused, not AYP focused.
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