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Whitethorn Elementary School

Public | K-2 | 176 students


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Posted January 2, 2014

Whitethorn Elementary School's administration and faculty is committed to academic excellence and fostering an safe environment in which students can grow and develop. As a community member, I have been impressed by the dedication of the team they have leading the students in Bluefield.

Posted May 25, 2011

liked this school,a good school.small class rooms ansd good teachers.just don't like the outside walk way to classes out back.but the teachers and staff like
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Posted May 24, 2011

Whitethorn is a great school. Some of WV's best teachers are here. It has a wonderful staff. They are a very caring group of people. My granddaughter has learned more than I expected, just to be in kindergarten. Don't under estimate a small school. It's not the size or looks of the building that counts, it's who that is inside teaching our children. Thank you to all the staff at Whitethorn. I urge ALL parents, grandparents, and all family members to get involved with a childs future. It all begins here.

Posted March 30, 2009

Whitethorn is a wonderful school.We have some of the best teachers WV has to offer.most have been teaching for years,they are dedicated and they give their all.We have a model Title I staff they have taught these kids to love reading.lots of parent involvement ,a great read aloud program. I am very proud of this school and the teachers .
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Posted September 27, 2007

Wonderful school, Small classes and educated caring teachers and staff...
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 92%
Black 37% 5%
Two or more races 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1919 Maryland Ave
Bluefield, WV 24701
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Phone: (304) 327-6217


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