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"

Healthy Youth Survey

Washington State 2016 Healthy Youth Survey

Our district is participating in the Washington State 2016 Healthy Youth Survey during the weeks of October 10th - 21st.

The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.

The Healthy Youth Survey is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students' answers are anonymous.

Please read the Parent and Student Notification flyer for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.

Download Parent & Student Flyer (English/Spanish)

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 October is...

Tact: Thinking before one speaks or acts; being truthful without offending others.



  • 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&