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PK-5
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Dallas, TX
Students enrolled: 438
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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3959 Northaven Road
Dallas, TX 75229

(972) 794-5000
(972) 794-5001
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November 24, 2014
Withers is an exceptional "gem" of a school in our North Dallas community. Outstanding leadership, a strong teaching staff (both dual-language and General education) and a supportive, involved parent and community base make this a great DISD option. My two children are thriving and we, as a family, have made many of our closest friends through our Withers community. Truly worth your consideration.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2014
We toured all the private schools, we even toured public schools in another district, but when it came down to it, which school had the community, the families, the heart and the academic opportunities? Of course, all of them had the "check marks", but Withers was our home school and I'm so glad we gave it a try! This school is special without a doubt! The children are surrounded by teachers with HUGE hearts for the kids and their success; incredible families who take the time to volunteer, coach, and invest their talents and resources; a new leader in Mrs. Wallace who holds high standards and has a big vision for the school; and if you are comparing the private or Park Cities schools, just look at how much money this 400-student school raises each year to benefit the kids and teachers, it's truly astounding and a testament to how many families stand behind the school. My child is excited to be a Wildcat, is thriving, and cannot wait to get to school every morning - that's the ultimate barometer of success!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
Withers is a wonderful school with a great community of parents! We are in the kindergarten general education class. We hoped to be in the dual language program but we did not get in with the lottery drawing. The kinder class is large but we have a full time aide, which decreases the student to teacher ratio 1 to 14. The general teacher is great and our child loves going to school. Their class ranks at the top of the chart compared to other kinder classes. We have been very happy and had high expectations for our little one going to kinder!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
After hearing positive things from neighbors, we wanted to check out Withers. While the dual language program definitely has support, the general education program struggles. For example, there are 27 kids in the general ed Kindergarten class. My takeaway is that Withers is a school of have and have nots and if you're not in dual language, don't bother.

- submitted by a community member
April 30, 2014
My two children attend Withers, it is not a school that I just checked out, and I could not be more pleased. Both the dual language and general education programs are thriving. It is a testament to the excellence of the general education program that it has experienced that growth that is has due to the number of neighborhood students that are choosing to attend this DISD school and enroll in general education. There are more classes and teachers being added next year. Overall it is a gem of a school with outstanding leadership, excellent teachers and staff and amazing parent and community support. I would not hesitate to enroll my students in either the dual language OR general education curriculum, and I would encourage any parents considering Withers to meet with the principal, tour the school and talk with parents in BOTH the dual language and general education program.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
Withers has been a great school for my child! He is in the dual language program and really enjoys school. Parental support, volunteers, and the surrounding neighborhood make Withers an excellent school. There are extracurricular programs such as choir, chess, and garden club.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
We are proud parents and PTA supporters of Withers Elementary for the past 6 years! The school is busting with spirit, volunteerism, and strong educators. We have parents that want to make a difference, and educators that teach to the individual child. Couldn't be happier to go "public". It's been a great experience for our family.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
We were hesitant to go to a DISD public school and figured the obvious choice would be one of the abundant private schools in the neighborhood. I am SO glad we listened to the enthusiastic push by the many people who told us "just give it a try - what coud it hurt?" BEST DECISION EVER.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2013
We LOVE Withers! I grew up in Dallas and attended a private school growing up. Withers has exceeded our expectations as a parent and our kids love it. If you are in the neighborhood, strongly consider sending your kids here.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2011
Withers is a wonderful place to work. My co-workers are dedicated, and the support of the community is amazing. I would like to note that the test scores posted by Greatschools are incorrect. We are a TEA Recognized school with a Reading score of 84%, not 72%. Thank you for your interest in Withers Elementary!

- submitted by a teacher
April 05, 2011
Best Parent involvement Best teachers and Principal. Lot of support from the Latin parents. Best PTA. Great Community

- submitted by a community member
October 26, 2010
Great stability, leadership and community support. Everyone works toward student success. Its a complete effort.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
Great school! Great Teachers! Great Administration! And yes I agree, parent involvement is outstanding. I have never seen a more involved PTA, Dads club, Hispanic Group ever. Such a large parent involvement makes me want to be as active as I can to help out. I proudly take my two daughters there and know that when I drop them off in the morning they are excellent hands. Thank You Withers community for the excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
The principal, teachers and parents work together to make this an extraordinary place for our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Experienced teachers, small class sizes, great support groups, dual language program, abundance of extra-cirrucla activities for a public school.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
Great principal, great teachers and huge parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
Families. Teachers. Principal. Art and Creativity. Dual Language. Dads' Club. They're green. United Community. Come see it for yourself.... And I forgot to click the frog?!?!?!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Dual languange program & parental involvement!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
School is great because evryone works together as a team. From the principal, to the teachers, to the parents, to the students. Everyone is involved which is great and Iam very happy to be a part of that.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
Withers' staff has really helped build the self confidence in my two children that currently attend. With the strong help and drive from the teachers, my 5th grader was able to achieve perfect TAKS test scores and has been accepted to attend a top rated magnet middle school for 6th grade. I know my kindergarten child will follow in the same footsteps with the continuing support of Wither's staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
The reason I love Harry C. Withers is because it's such an awesome school. The teachers genuinely care for their students. Students here are involved in many activities put on by the teachers themselves. It's again just an awesome school. I wish every child could have a school like this to attend!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
Challenging curriculum, high quality teachers, high level of parent involvement, 2 way dual language program

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Dual Language program, highly involved principal, teachers, parents and kids

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
great curriculum even better teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Involved parents and teachers, great principal and unique opportunity for my son to learn a second language.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2009
I have two children in school at Withers and I am extremely happy with the quality of education and level of professionalism and caring of all the teachers and staff. They are in a fantastic dual language program that is such an enrichment to every aspect of their curriculum. They are benefitting more from this program than I ever imagined.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2009
My son is in Pre-K and loves going to school everyday. They are very helpful with any concerns or issues.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Being a parent of 5 children who attended and still attending Withers for 12 years. My Two oldest are now 20 and 21 and my youngest in the 4th I would not have sent them to another elementary school the teachers are wonderful and the parent involvement amazing. We will always be Wild Cats in our hearts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
I have been a withers parent for 14 years 3 kids each year just gets better

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Our son is in the dual language program, and is attending kindergarten. We are very impressed with the exceptional teachers, and commitment of the school to quality education. Also, Withers has a very high level of parent participation.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2009
Withers Elementary is a gem of school tucked away in a great Northwest Dallas neighborhood. Having experience with private and Tag schools, Withers has been an exceptional experience for us. The Dual Language program at Withers is a major plus in addition to the high quality teachers who are there. Having the opportunity for a kindergartener to begin his education learning two languages in a neighborhood, public school where the parents are very involved is truly a gift.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2009
I have two children who are presently enrolled in Withers and another who will start in a couple of years. We moved into the neighborhood to convert from private school into the Withers/White attendance zone. The administration and faculty have worked together over the past few years to bring the school to an Exemplary Level. There is a lot of parent involvement and a lot of neighborhood school pride. My children are involved in several school related extra curricular activities ranging from Basketball to Orchestra to Chess Club. It has been an excellent decision for us.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2009
Withers faculty is best in class and has consistently demonstrated authentic interest and passion for student enrichment. I find the curriculum and programs like the dual-language support an environment that enables every student to be challenged. Lastly - the parental involvement has been instrumental in the continued growth and academic accollades achieved recently by Withers.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 25, 2008
My daughter has attended Withers since Pre-K and she is now in the 1st grade. Withers is a wonderful school. The teachers there strive for the very best for their students. My daughter has learned so much and I have Ms. Fortner, Mrs. Sada & Ms. Cobb to thank for that. The PTA is on top of their game and the Dad's Club does a wonderful job. I also attended Withers when it reopened back in the 90's. Our family is very happy and proud of Withers!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2008
I am very delighted with how my child has progressed while attending Withers; their bilingual program is excellent and has expanded my child's horizons for better and bigger opportunities. My daughter has learned so much, her constant improvement and her knowledge of both languages is evident on her way of writting and reading. I have to thank all her great teachers for their hard work, patience and support, Ms. Cuevas, Mr. Torres and Ms. Lugo ' thank you so much for making it happen, you are the best.' Withers is the exceptional , check it out, you be glad you did !

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2008
Dallas parents are faced with the private vs. public school dilemma. When it comes down to it, each DISD school needs to be assessed individually. Withers is a great school under the leadership of principal, Anita Hardwick. Teachers and staff are dedicated and caring. PTA and Dads' Club is working hard to involve more parents. Extra curricular at school is fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2008
i put 5 children through school. 4 grandchildren . this is THE BEST ALL AROUND.. from the principal the teachers, parents involvement, something inspirational is always happening ..inspireinspireinspire.studentsstudentsstudentsstudents.

- submitted by a community member
May 02, 2008
We were mislead about the spanish emersion. For 1/2 the year it's been substitutes!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
After spending the last eight years at Withers I am very sad to have my last child graduate. This school has given my children an incredible base to take with them to their future endeavors. Not only are the acedemics exceptional, but the entire staff cares about each individual student as a person as well. Withers builds strong kids by offering such things as: Destination Imagination, student council, choir, volleyball, basketball, track, cheerleading, ballet, and many book clubs. Everyone who is scared of the DISD should spend some time going to visit at 'Great' school!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2007
My children are very happy at Withers! Parents and teachers work together to make the school exceptional. Mrs. Hardwick is a wonderful and caring principal. Challenging academics along with art, music and more. Strong PTA and Dads Club.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2007
Say the words 'public school' and many think 'bad choice'. Not in this neighborhood! Withers Elementary is not only an option for neighborhood families, but a great one! To be great, you need a quality leader and Withers has just that in Anita Hardwick. Armed with an overwhelming expectation for success, Mrs. Hardwick sets about each day to ensure that the students intrusted to her care receive the best education possible. Her positive leadership translates into success in the classrooms. Withers' team of dedicated, skilled educators believe that teaching a well rounded curriculum will translate into academic success, making 'teaching to the test' an archaic concept. Students are being challenged to dare to dream big - to not just settle for average, but to strive to be the best. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in their children's education. Wonderful things are happening at Withers. Go by and visit!

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 21, 2005
I have had all 4 of my children go through this school. I think this is a great school. The principal, Yolanda Rodriguez has made great strides in bringing this school to recognized status and on to exemplary! The increase in score show that the sraff and teachers are working together to educate all of the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 17, 2005
I am enrolling my daughters in this school and have had a positive experience so far. The registrar has been very helpful and friendly.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2004
We began attending Withers 5 years ago and have enjoyed most all aspects of the environment. You get out of it exactly what you put into it. We have some really experienced teachers and although most probably deserve recognition - I'll tip my hat to Mr. Voyles the Science teacher. He is INCREDIBLE!!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2004
I have been a parent at Withers Elementary school for 13 years. Over the course of those years I have seen many administrative changes take place. And while those changes have occured, many of the basic principles that make Withers an excellent school have not changed. We have a strong, community based, support system with a high level of parent participation. We are blessed with an innovative and well educated staff who are committed to the well being of the whole child. Our Withers graduates have consistently made up a large part of the top 5 graduates at W. T. White High School. My husband and I picked this neighborhood 12 years ago because of the reputation of Withers Elementary and I am proud to say that we made the right choice.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2004
My son joined Withers for the first time this year as a result of a move. Having been unimpressed with the diversity and overall quality of his previous school, I was looking forward to a nice change. However, I find myself disappointed in the school as a whole. The teachers are very book / worksheet based and linear thinking, which isnt condusive to helping students grasp abstract ideas. I have found the PTA and the Dads club to be very exclusive and only representive of a small fraction of the students that attend. In addition, concerns and requests asked of the school are slow to be answered and often not addressed. Blame is freely assigned elsewhere when problems arise. This, however, is typical of DISD as a whole. I am stongly considering private instruction for my son.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2004
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Harry C Withers Elementary School
3959 Northaven Road, Dallas, TX  75229
(972) 794-5000
Last modified Harry C Withers Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harry C Withers Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top