Whittier Elementary School

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1320 2nd Ave S
Clinton, IA  52732

563-243-3230 Phone
563-243-0474 Auto Attendant                      
563-243-0461 Fax


Principal's Secretary




Welcome to Whittier Elementary School
Whittier School is a place where students are able to reach their maximum potential. Staff, parent/guardian, and community all work together to help students achieve to the highest level possible. There are three sections of each grade level, as well as special education programs. Our strong core academic program is complimented by an equally strong collection of enriching and fun experiences that allow our students to enjoy their time with us.
We are continuing to focus on increasing our students' skills and abilities in reading. Students who demonstrate a need for additional assistance in reading are given additional focused instruction to help them close the gap between their skills and the grade level expectations.
The Whittier staff is committed to providing our students with focused, high-quality instruction and learning activities, never forgetting that children also need a staff that will love and care for them as individuals and help them develop socially and emotionally. This is our sixth year of implementing Positive Behavior Interventions Support. We are also a Love and Logic building.
A highly supportive PTA assists the school in meeting its educational goals and providing enriching activities for our students. The many volunteers are a strength of Whittier.  We are proud not only of the role our educators play in helping each child succeed, but also the part parent/guardian play by spending quality time with their children and encouraging them with classroom assignments.
A warm and nurturing climate abounds at Whittier and students are at the center of all decisions made at the building level. We strive to develop the whole child - intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. We want all of our students, staff, parent/guardian and community to be proud of the Whittier School Community.

At Whittier Elementary we are committed to helping each student reach their highest level of achievement.  We recognize that all children can learn and provide exceptional educational experiences regardless of race, religion, ethnic background, or individual differences.  To accomplish this, we work diligently to build caring, supportive relationships with students and parent/guardian.  We deliver the curriculum in an engaging environment.