Welcome to Whitney Elementary

We are dedicated to providing each child with a well-rounded educational experience. We will partner with parents to ensure students meet or exceed the state learning goals. In addition, we will celebrate student accomplishments throughout the year.



"Committed to Educating and Empowering All Students"

Attendance Awareness Month

School Goals

Our school wide goals are as follows:

  • Increase academic achievement in reading, math, writing and science for all students; reduce the number of students not passing the state assessment in reading, math, writing, and science, by 10%
  • Increase parental and community involvement
  • Maximize student attendance

Character Word of the Month

Our Character Word of the Month for September is...

Motivation: The influence or inspiration that causes someone to behave or act in a certain manner.



  • Continue to have the assistant office manager call, and/or write to parents regarding attendance issues.  The assistant office manager will document attendance, contacts, etc..
  • Continue Parent/Student activities through involvement and planning by all school-wide committees – e.g. Read Across America
  • Continue monthly Awards Assemblies.
  • Celebrate Veteran’s Day with School-Wide Activities
  • Continue Open House at the beginning of the school year
  • Parents are encouraged to join the Whitney Boosters and attend monthly meetings.  Continue to jointly plan parent and student nights with the Whitney Boosters.
  • Conduct 4 Patron Tours
  • Parent and Community members will be encouraged to volunteer in the classrooms.
  • School conferences will be held two times a year. 
  • The school will continue to provide parents with grade level monthly, and/or weekly newsletters.

The school will announce parent events on the school website: http://www.yakimaschools.org/education/school/school.php?sectiondetailid=257&