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Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

We, the members of the James A. Whitaker Elementary School community along with the Buena Park School District community, inspire and ignite all students to pursue high achievement; empowering them to follow their passions.  We engage parents and community members as full partners in helping our children develop the ability to work with others, make responsible decisions, and continue to learn and grow throughout their lives.  Building on our children's interests and abilities, our school will focus on communication skills and media arts enrichment to provide real-world applications in the essential skills of reading, writing, and public speaking.  Our diverse school community will celebrate each child in a safe, healthy, and information-rich environment.

Vision Statement

Whitaker School Staff is committed to and accepts responsibility for providing a comprehensive and integrated educational experience for all students.  The staff and community are dedicated to providing a learning environment that will ensure students become successful, lifelong learners.

The goals and priorities of Whitaker School emphasize a "Learner Centered" school by focusing on instructional programs driven by analyzing student assessment results.  The staff believes all students are capable of learning and that they have the ability to influence student achievement; parents and the community are in integral part of ensuring student success; and that all staff, students, parents, and community members share the responsibility for meeting the rigorous academic goals.