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|by (a parent on FaceBook)
Thursday, January 27, 2011
We drive by three other elementary schools for our children to attend Whittier. The staff is committed, nurturing and caring towards our child. We have the utmost confidence that he is receiving as high quality education that the Boise Public school system offers. What we like best is the overall diversity of the school. This truly adds to the overall learning experience our child is receiving.
|by a parent
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I am the parent of a 1st grader in the Dual Language Program at Whittier. We could walk to our home school, Highlands, but the idea of my child being bilingual by 6th grade is why we go to Whittier.
Other benefits include a truly diverse student body: over 13 languages spoken at Whittier. Also, because it's a Title 1 school, there is extra staff. My son had an amazing reading specialist in Kindergarden, even though he was one of the stronger readers. He now reads at a 4th grade level. His teachers are strong, smart and very caring.
The last principal turned the school around over the last 7 years. My understanding is that the scores were very low. Now, they are at par or above the local schools. Whittier was one of two schools in all of Idaho to receive The Distinguished Schools award by the Idaho State Board of Education this past year. The new principal is following the same path as the last and is open to parents and keeps close communication with the faculty.
The neighborhood is safe, the school is safe and my son's friends are delightful. Whittier is a school on the brink of greatness. I'm thrilled to be a parent t at this school.