Walt Whitman High School

8
16 reviews
Grades
9-12
Students
2085
Type
Public
7100 Whittier Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 320-6600

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Walt Whitman High School
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An excellent school with rigorous curriculum to prepare the students for the next step. As a parent of a Senior student getting ready to enter college this Fall, I am not so worried with the academics aspect.
Posted by a parent on 3/14/2018
Whitman is in many respects a very average school that coasts on the high SES of its parents. It's a big school with a huge variety of course offerings, including a lot of high-level and AP courses, and with clubs and sports teams to address a huge range of student interests. And there are plenty of smart, accomplished, and dedicated students. But the school is overcrowded and class size is large--often 35 kids, which means a lot of kids get lost in the shuffle. There are some excellent teachers, but also quite a few who are just okay and some who aren't good at all. The principal is dedicated and very hard-working but he could do a better job of recruiting top teachers and weeding out the less skilled. And he, the teachers, and of course the kids as well are burdened by having to deal with the hyper-competitive and hyper-involved parents who are desperate to get their kids into Harvard and who will complain and protest to the teachers, the principal and probably the governor if they can reach him, whenever their child gets less than an A on even a micro-quiz. So there's a lot of anxiety at the school and a lot of competitiveness. The pervasive anxiety about grades and college make it harder for students to savor what they're learning or to relax and enjoy their lives.
Posted by a parent on 10/20/2017
Amazing principal makes this terrific school as positive as it can be for each student.
Posted by a parent on 9/17/2017
Excellent. Three kid thru the school and all are exceptional
Posted by a parent on 8/25/2017
This is definetly one of the best schools in the state. The teachers are all very caring and professional, and most of themare great teachers. I love it here at whitman, it is like everyone is family!
Posted by a student on 9/19/2015

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Bethesda schools - Walt Whitman High School is located at 7100 Whittier Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817. Walt Whitman High School is in the Montgomery County Public Schools. Walt Whitman High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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