This school used to be well ran when Lori Clark was the principal and the kids really enjoyed being at the school, now you have this new principal who came in here and chased off teachers that have been here for 10+ years and has no respect or regards for staff or parents. The school has gone down hill and it's terribly sad knowing all the wonderful talented educators lost due to the lack of experience from a principal that doesn't value the children's education.
Great Community involvement at Whitman they recently added a school garden. The Ladies in the office are always so nice and caring with my children. They have a great ESL program here and my children have excelled in this school all the teachers we have had have been great. They offer free after school family activities we really enjoyed the Zumba class last year!
There are many master teachers at work here, and the principal is amazing. The staff is committed to kids understanding the world and making good choices steer their future in the right direction. As a volunteer, I see every classroom and this school does so much with so little in the way of extra funds or help.
There are a few members of the staff that dont seem to care about the well-being of the children, they was an incident that happened at this school with my child and now he longer has the motivation or ambition to go to school.
the staff and parents get involved! It is a great community much of my husband and my own family have attended Whitman and not much has changed even now my own daughter attends Kindergarten. Her teacher is wonderful. The whole Portland Public Schools get Free Breakfast, and Whitman has a wonderful Art and PE curriculum. Kindergarten is 5days a week with full days 8:40 to 3:00! and as always for this school and all others every little bit helps and $20,000 could really go along way for us! Thanks