WHITTIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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1900 W 23RD ST
CHICAGO, IL 60608
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Phone: 773-535-4590
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 2
  • Educational Climate: Low
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District: City Of Chicago Sd 299
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 40
  • Number Students: 400
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6463
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Zoila Garcia
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (5 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (4 Reviews)
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    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-03-15
    "School is on probation with CPS and needs to improve it's scores. The principal does not seem to care about the community. The playgorund is littered with garbage, gang graffiti is constantly covering the building and the playground equipment. I have to call the city and have it removed. I contacted her about kids throwing bottles and large rocks at our houses and she never even responded to the issue. There does not seem to be the strong guidance and leadership that these kids need."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-04-13
    "Whittier is a gem in the Pilsen Community, championing the dual language of Spanish, the home language of most of the students, and English. Research shows that a strong academic foundation in the home language leads to higher functioning in the second language; this takes about 6 years, and Whittier has the qualified staff and program to make this happen. Surrounded by gardens, Whittier gives parents and students the support they need for true academic bilingualism."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-10-02
    "Whittier is a beacon of light that highlights and nourishes bilingualism. Their dual language model is supportive of students being bilingual and biliterate in both English and Spanish. It is a true gem that has deep community roots created thru their afterschool programs, community garden and genuine caring of students. I feel that my child is supported in this warm environment."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-10-01
    "A small school with a big heart. Very supportive of families. Excellent teachers and a highly committed principal. Dual Language program that has my daughter speaking , reading and writing Spanish and English fluently. Great after school programs with lots of art, music and fitness."
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