• WHO WE ARE

    Whittier Middle School is located in central Norman and currently serves ~1200 students in grades 6-8. We are the largest Norman middle school, and we are the feeder school for Adams, Cleveland, Truman, and Roosevelt Elementary Schools and Norman North High School. We have 4 administrators, 3 counselors, and 88 staff members including 69 certified faculty. We have a gifted resource teacher, a certified full-time librarian, an iTech Coach, a National Board Certified school psychologist, a certified speech pathologist, a Licensed Practical Nurse, and on-site tech support. Whittier has 7 National Board Certified Teachers.


    OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    At Whittier, we look forward to working with students, parents, and community partners to assist children in the fulfillment of their educational goals. Whittier has a history of fine academic and extra-curricular accomplishments. 

    Whittier students and teachers show RESPECT, OPTIMISM, COMMITMENT, KINDNESS, and SAFETY daily and understand that these principles are fundamental to our success.

    We have ONE GOAL: STUDENT SUCCESS.

    Whittier has received a B- or higher on our 2013-2016 school report cards.

    Whittier was named a Reward School by the Oklahoma State Department of Education in 2012 based on outstanding achievement on student assessments for the previous 3 school years.

    We won first place team in the Oklahoma Math League Math Contest  for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades for 2015 and 2016. We also had the top individual at each grade level.

    Whittier's Mathcounts Team has been State Champions for the past 5 years (2014-2018) and advanced multiple students annually to Nationals.

    Our National Math Club received Gold Level Status in 2014, 2015, and 2016!

    The Science Olympiad team has placed 2nd place in the state of Oklahoma for many years!

    In 2018, our Academic Teams placed 2nd and 3rd at State!

    Whittier Middle School's girls' and boys' Botball teams compete annually in the State Competition. The Whittier Botball Robot from 2010-11 has been placed in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.

    Whittier has had a state qualifier in both the Spelling Bee and Geography Bee for the past 15 years. In 2010, a Whittier student placed 4th in the statewide Geography Bee. In 2013 and 2014, a Whittier student was named the the State Geography Bee champion and went to Washington D.C. to compete in the national Geography Bee. In 2017, one of Whittier's students was invited to the State Geography Bee. 

    Whittier Middle School has students who have been recognized in the Duke University Talent Identification Program/Talent Search. In 2017, 4 Whittier students earned national recognition and 25 Whittier students received state recognition. Recognition is based on students' scores on the SAT or ACT Test.

    Whittier Middle School currently offers 4 courses for high school credit at our middle school: Algebra I, Geometry, Spanish I, and Physical Science.

     


    TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

    Ed Helm 
    1995-1996
    Mandy Woodford 
    1996-1997
    Brenda Wootton 
    1997-1998
    Carol Harris 
    1998-1999
    Lise Simpson 
    1999-2000
    Tamara Love 
    2000-2001
    Cynthia Charboneau 
    2001-2002
    Cindy Castell* 
    2002-2003
    Jay Coleman 
    2003-2004
    Ann Faison* 
    2004-2005
    Judy Burns** 
    2005-2006
    Billie Carlsen* 
    2006-2007
    Laura Lauchner* 
    2007-2008
    Mary Pace*** 
    2008-2009
    Hollis Pearsall* 
    2009-2010
    Terri Welborn** 
    2010-2011
    Cynthia Charboneau 
    2011-2012
    Leah Esker 
    2012-2013
    Adrienne Hall 
    2013-2014
    Lajuana Pierce 
    2014-2015
    Benito Campos 
    2015-2016
    Katherine Brooks
    2016-2017
    Sarah Brewer
    2017-2018
     
     
    * denotes a District Finalist
    ** denotes District Teacher of the Year
    *** denotes State Finalist 

     

    PRINCIPALS

    Frank Addison 
    1973-1981
    Liz Hedrick 
    1981-1984
    Wilma DeBerry 
    1984-1986
    Jim Smith 
    1986-1992
    Lynne Miller 
    1992-1996
    Billy Nettles 
    1997-2002
    Sharon Dean 
    2002-2008
    Holly Swanson Nevels 
    2008-2012
    Gayla Mears 
    2012-2017
    Kendall Still
    2017-Present