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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. 

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 philsophy, focusing on instructional programs driven by analyzing student assessment results.  Whitaker staff believe that all students are capable of learning; that they have the ability to influence student achievement; that parents and the community are in integral part of ensuring student success; and that all staff, students, parents, and community members share the responsibility of meeting rigorous academic goals.