School Information

Principal(s):
Amy Schwiegerath

Assistant Principal(s):
David Migdal
Mary Beth Smith

Facility Opened: 1998
Additions/Renovations: n/a

School Capacity: 671
(Does not include portable classrooms)

2017-2018 School Year State-Reported Student Data
(based on September 30 enrollment)

Total Enrollment: 764

Race/Ethnicity (%):
American Indian/Alaskan Native: *
Asian: 6.2%
Black/African American: 20.4%
Hispanic/Latino: 16.8%
Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: *
White: 36.8%
2+ Races: 3.4%

Students Receiving Special Services (%):
Free/Reduced Price Meals: 28.1%
English Language Learners: 9.4%
Special Education: 10.4%
Title I: N


'*' indicates no students or fewer than 10 students in category, or '*' indicates the percentage for the category is either ≤5 or ≥95 and the corresponding counts have been suppressed by MSDE.

Additional Data Reporting Sources:

2017 Maryland School Performance Data provides a summary of state-reported school performance data. Due to lagged data reporting, the report may include performance data for the prior school year.

The Maryland Report Card provides information on enrollment, demographics, attendance, state assessments, and other supporting data based on school level.

The mission of the Whittier Elementary Learning Community is to nurture, support and promote success for all in order to achieve their full potential to become productive citizens and lifelong learners.

As one enters Whittier Elementary, the level of pride and accomplishment is evident. The school is well maintained and safe for all. The learning environment is engaging, welcoming, purposeful and rich with resources. The staff provides clear, focused, effective instruction. Our students are eager to learn and have a wide range of interests and backgrounds.

Whittier has a philosophy that we BELIEVE that all students will ACHIEVE academic, social and emotional success as they SUCCEED in learning and becoming role models for others.

School Motto: Working Together, Whittier Succeeds

School Colors: Red, White and Blue

School Mascot: Heroes

It is with great pleasure that we welcome all students and parents to Whittier Elementary. On behalf of the entire Whittier staff, we wish each and every student a successful year. The entire staff has been preparing for the upcoming year. The custodial staff has cleaned and polished our entire school. The instructional staff has been preparing to make this one of the best years possible for each and every child.

We believe that each of your children and our students are unique and important. Therefore, we will strive to provide them with an educational experience that will be positive and meaningful. However, to ensure that each child is successful, we need your assistance as you play an active role in your child's education. Your commitment and involvement in our school's program will help our staff provide your child(ren) with a well-rounded education. We want to encourage you to feel free to visit and ask our staff members for assistance whenever needed.

We all want to make every year the best school year ever! Please keep in mind that a strong relationship between school and community can be helpful to all concerned, especially your children. In closing, we would like to extend our best wishes for a successful school year!

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