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Whittier School

Charter | PK-5 | 230 students

We are best known for academic rigor & character ed.

 
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Posted September 26, 2013

My son started last year as a second grader and couldn't have been happier with Whittier. For Whittier to be such a small school, you couldn't ask for more school/family involvement. My son actually was looking forward to summer ending so he could get back to school this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

Choosing a school is a massive undertaking. As a stay home parent, I had to choose a group of adults to spend an enormous portion of my child's time with. The time, which up until that point, was filled by ME. I liked nearly everything about Whittier. Warm, welcoming, very well-mannered and polite kids. High expectations from the staff, kids that consistently meet those expectations, and character education that provides a moral base- something rarely seen in a public school. We might have chosen a parochial school for the strong morals and values, but Whittier manages to do that, and do it WELL. Discipline is consistent, firm and fair. Test scores are high across the board, low-income families, minority, dis-advantaged, ALL kids are scoring well. Whittier has a very active PTO, providing all of the extra things that seem be disappearing with budget cuts. I have yet to ever enter the building without seeing at least a half-dozen parents there; working with kids one on one, helping in the classroom, working on special projects, doing on-going fund raising Whittier is a great school- just visit. Schedule a tour and just watch the magic of education at Whittier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

Whittier has a private school feel w/ the desire and drive to be the best in the area.Whittier teachers and students proved just that this year, by receiving the prestigious National Blue Ribbon School award ! I The principal & teachers knows each student by name and truly gets to know the families in order to provide the best possible learning environment. The parent organization is determined to bring families together to make Whittier very school-family oriented. This school is absolutely the best! Best teachers, staff & students. I'm so proud to be a Whittier parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

My daughter currently attends Whittier School. She has loved Whitter from the moment she stepped her foot inside of the door. The Staff and Teachers are all extreemly caring and attentive of the kids in the school. Communication between myself and my daughters current teachers is great, I know what she is learning, where she is excelling and where she can use some extra help on a regular basis. I have and will continue to recommend Whittier to other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

Whittier has to be one of the best elementary schools in MPS. Proven by parent involvement, family oriented activities/programs, test scores and winning the National Blue Ribbon Award. I've had 2 kids go from K4 to 5th grd and they both are now thriving in other schools. Great PTO and sports programs that are all about "the kid". They always gave extra help, there are always parents helping in the hallways. The teachers push the kids, challenge them academically and have a character education program to stress good behavior and morals. So for that parent who thought Whittier is run like a prison, because they may have made your child behave and do well, then Whittier isn't for you. Ask Burdick about the 6th graders who come to their school. I bet they can point out the Whittier kids by their behavior and their education level. If you want a good, well run elementary school, Whittier is the place! You won't regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

I am so happy to have my two children attend this school. The teachers are creative and caring. I transferred my children to Whittier from another school in MPS. For once they love school and never want to miss a day. My children love the challenging academics. Whittier has a great atmosphere for learning perhaps because it is smaller. I love hearing all the stories about what they learned at school. I would definitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

As an educator myself, I (with my spouse) put a great deal of time and effort into selecting an elementary school for my son. After reading a wealth of statistics related to consistency of teaching staff, attendance rates, parent involvement, and test scores, my family selected Whittier and what a wonderful choice we made! Whittier is a safe school with high standards, virtually no teacher turnover (the staff your child meets as a kindergartener will likely be the exact same staff cheering your child on through 5th grade), and - here's a breath of fresh air - high moral character. Because classrooms are filled with well behaved children, teachers are able to spend their time actually TEACHING, with time left over for fun! Whittier has very high parent involvement, which means that enthusiastic parent volunteers work with teachers to assure that a wide range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are available to round out every child's education. I cannot say enough positive things about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

This school is run like a prison for children. The principal is the head warden. My child was traumatized by attending this school. The teachers are cruel. All the staff yells at the children regularly. I saw kids crying everyday. You can do better. We did. Don't just look at the test scores when choosing a school for your child. The culture of a school is vital.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

As an educator myself, I am thrilled that my husband and I discovered Whittier Elementary School for our son! We recently moved, and yet continue to drive our son back to Whittier because it is simply the best place for him to learn. The school is small (one classroom for each grade), and each staff member seems to know each child in the building by name - how comforting. We are pleased by how our son has been challenged with individualized lessons in mathematics, to help him continue to progress above grade level. Standardized test scores aren't everything in my opinion - but they are consistently outstanding at Whittier. The school's character education program is also wonderful; the children are well behaved and genuinely care for one another in what feels like a family environment. Parent-teacher conferences are well attended, and staff turnover is very rare. A great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Whittier is truly a shining diamond in the rough. This school exceeds MPS standards and expectations. This school gives you the sense of a neighborhood suburban school with its friendly atmosphere and hig parental involvement. The teachers and staff expect nothing than the best work and behavior from its students. The school has many different activities for the students of all ages and encourages them to pariticipate in the activities. The school's communication with home is superior! I am proud to say my child is here and that it is an MPS school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

Whittier has high expectations for excellence. The staff expects students to behave, have good manners and do their very best. But even with all these expectations, the teachers love these children. They know each of their names, their siblings, their families and their personalities. It is a very close knit atmosphere. I love this school. If you have an opportunity to send your child to Whittier, do not pass it by.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

The quality of the academic program and test results exceed other schools in the Milwaukee School District and often nearby suburban elementary schools. It is small with a very stable staff who work well together. Although small, they offer many after school sports opportunities, knitting and a great 'daycare' program. Parent/Teacher conf. are almost 100% attended, and all school functions require you to get there early for a good seat. Best school in the city and highly recommended. Technology is used in all classrooms. The students are polite and well behaved - due to the strong parental involvement, general atmosphere of the building and an emphasis on good behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2006

We spent 4 years at Whittier and enjoyed it very much. We only left because of a job relocation. Whittier is a small school with high parent involvement. Lots of after school activities and a very caring staff. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for an elementary school in the city of Milwaukee.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2005

Whittier is a wonderful school! It is a very small school so the children get the attention needed to succeed. They have many after school programs for the children, cooking, knitting, piano and many sports. My son loves this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2004

Whittier has a real private school feel for being a MPS school. It only runs from K4 (1/2 days)to 5th grade and I think that's partially why it feels so 'safe'. I would highly recommend it to anyone especially those who must live in the city of Milwaukee.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students52%
Female60%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%

Reading

All Students56%
Female50%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin57%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students95%
Femalen/a
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

Math

All Students60%
Femalen/a
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%

Science

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students62%
Femalen/a
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students34%
Femalen/a
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

GreatSchools Rating

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Academic rating
8 / 10
Climate rating
10 / 10

This school's GreatSchools Rating is based on academics (90%) and climate (10%). The academic rating measures students' test scores, academic growth and college readiness. The climate rating measures safety, cleanliness, parent involvement and more.

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Academic rating

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Overall academic rating

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Test score rating 2013*
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Reading growth
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*Test scores are based on the 2013 WSAS results from the state of Wisconsin.

**The academic growth rating measures how schools affect student test score improvement over time in reading and math. This data is from 2013 and is provided by the Value-Added Research Center and Milwaukee Public Schools.

Climate ratings

This rating encompasses five elements of school climate: safety and cleanliness, respect and relationships, expectations for students, teacher collaboration and support, and parent involvement. This school's climate ratings are the result of GreatSchools' analysis of teacher survey data from the Spring 2013 School Climate Survey developed by Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Creating healthy, respectful relationships.

This rating measures whether the school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. At a school with a higher rating, it's more likely that the school's culture celebrates hard work and learning, students treat their peers and teachers with respect and class lessons reinforce character strengths such as kindness and tolerance. A school with a lower rating may have a weaker learning environment or allow disrespectful behavior.


Promoting high academic expectations for all students.

This rating sheds light on the academic expectations that teachers have for students. At a school with a higher rating, educators are more likely to stress academic success, ask kids to work hard and expect kids to be college-bound. At schools with lower ratings, it may be more acceptable for students to put in average or minimal effort, perform poorly on tests and lack strong academic goals.


Supporting its teachers.

This rating indicates how teachers feel about their school's professional environment. At a highly rated school, teachers are more likely to work well together, learn from one another, have opportunities for professional development and feel supported by the administration. At a school with lower ratings, teachers may not interact much, feel appreciated or have much input in school decisions and policies.


Informing and including families.

This rating reflects how much communication parents can expect from this school. A highly rated school is more likely to have regular communication (e.g. newsletters, emails, and meetings) between administrators, teachers and parents. This may include information about student progress, homework help and volunteer opportunities. At lower-rated schools, parents may not get regular updates and may feel less welcome at school.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 62% 73%
Hispanic 22% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 11% 10%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 7%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 1%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 100%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 69%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

School leader's name Margaret A Mystrow
Special staff resources available to students Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Blue Ribbon School (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:25 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Margaret Mystrow
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (414) 294-1415

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Vocational education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • after school tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • PWc: Price Waterhouse Cooper
  • Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
  • Custom Grown Green House
  • Whittier PTO
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • rec program
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • rec program

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
  • school garden, character ed
School colors
  • Blue and White
School mascot
  • Whittier Wolf
More from this school
  • Whittier's vision: "your path to college starts here" Building character is as much a part of Whittier as building the exceptional academic student. The staff is firm, fair, and expects that parents do their part to ensure success of their child. Parent involvement is at a very high level offering many afterschool activities by the PTO. Families and teachers work together to insure academic success and social development.
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Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
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4382 S 3rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53207
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