Whittier Elementary School

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Susan Asanovich
Kindergarten
Jeanette Barnes
Art
Kelsie Conway
Reading
Casey Dennehy
Reading
Jacqui Dinius
1st Grade
Christine Donaldson
1st Grade
Patti Dysinger
Kindergarten
Annie Ellingwood
Speech
Becky Fisk
2nd Grade
JP Gallagher
Principal
Terry Hauser
PE
Janet Helfrich
4th Grade
Shayne Henderson
5th Grade
Amie Henningsen
1st Grade
Kristen Hill
3rd Grade
Katie Hunter
Resource Room
Jessie Jette
Physical Therapist
Cynthia Jones
Psychologist
Sherry Kelley
Special Ed
Kristen Kunts
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Janet Lindh
Occupational Therapist
Joanie Lyons
2nd Grade
Shelley Mckee
4th Grade
Cheryl McLaughlin
2nd Grade
Brenda Miner
Reading Coach
Tricia Peters
Special Ed.
Shannon Powers
Kindergarten
Marnie Prigge
Speech
Angelia Richards
Psychologist
Maureen Richardson
Tech & Lib.
Jan Rogers
3rd Grade
Karen Rounds
6th Grade
Greg Salo
Counselor
Colleen Schulte
PE
Kathleen Sweeney
Kindergarten
Rosemary Taylor
Secretary
Brian Tobin
Band
Michaela Tomscheck
4th Grade
Krystal Villasenor
Kindergarten
Dot Warner
Nurse
 

Whittier Elementary is centrally located on the “flats” of Butte occupying a full city block, the Whittier school ground includes a park named for one of the distinguished past principals, George Parrett. This park has a small baseball field, tennis courts, and soccer field available to students as well as a small city ice rink that is flooded each year for public use. The present Whittier school opened its doors in September 1954. It replaced the original 1912 Whittier Industrial School, which was briefly named the Wendall Philips School in 1915 and eventually Whittier in 1917. We have 23 classrooms and a newly updated library. Whittier is one of only two Butte elementary schools that have a separate gym and lunch room. Our gym, named for Kenneth Julson, principal from 1945-1968, used to host all the city’s elementary basketball games due to the size and seating for spectators. The wooden bleachers were replaced in 2003 with the most modern ones available.

Quick Facts

Principal: J.P. Gallagher
Grade Level: k-6
Enrollment Count: 412
School Hours:

  • K-2nd: 8:30 - 2:00
  • K-3 Hope 8:00 - 2:00
  • 3-6: 8:30 - 3:00

    Attraction/Focus: Whittier has a close neighborly environment serving over 400 students, 311 families, with only a small portion of the total population being bused to the site.

    Average Class Size:
  • 18:1
    Teaching Staff: Approximately 71% of faculty members have advanced degrees.

    Support Services:
  • Speech/Language Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist

    Computer/Technology: 100% of all classrooms are networked and have access to high speed internet. 100% of teachers have email and voice messaging accounts. Smartboard in each classroom.

    Networked Computer Ratio:
  • Student Ratio: 3:1
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Contact Information

2500 Sherman Street
Butte, Mt 59701
Phone: (406) 533-2890
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