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About This School

Henry Whittemore Elementary School is a public elementary school in Waltham. The principal of Henry Whittemore Elementary School is Deborah Butts. 321 children attend Henry Whittemore Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 55% of the 321 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Henry Whittemore Elementary School is 10:1. Franklin Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 9%
Hispanic 58% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 53%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 33%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 years ago)

    Unfortunately I am not pleased with my oldest son's education thus far at Whittemore Elementary. His teacher continues to 'look' for solutions instead of 'teaching.' Much of my concern lies within the evolution of the testing mandates that schools are under. There is way too much pressure for our kids to 'meet' expectations. They should be encouraged to enjoy the wonders of education NOT be made to feel like they are a number or a score. Consequently this has affected the ability for teachers to teach children because they are so overly concerned about where their class lies on a bar graph.

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