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Mission and Vision

Principal: Mary Beckelheimer
Phone Number: (714) 521-9770
Address: 8401 Montana Ave
Buena Park, Ca 90621

We, the members of the James A. Whitaker School community, along with the Buena Park School District community are dedicated to providing all children with the educational, social, and technological skills needed to successfully experience and contribute to the world around them.  We will engage the parents and community members as full partners in helping our children develop the abilities to work with others, make responsible decisions, and continue to learn and grow throughout their lives.  Building on our children’s talents, our small diverse community will celebrate each child in a safe, healthy, and information-rich environment.


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.