J.G. Whittier Middle School

JG Whittier Mission Statement

Mission Statement

John Greenleaf Whittier Middle School strives to be a community of learners dedicated to educating adolescents. We are preparing children for the future by providing differentiated education, which will encourage all to be responsible, active, respectful, and tolerant members of our school and society. We provide a safe atmosphere that is intellectually challenging and that recognizes the student’s physical, emotional, social, and academic needs. Frequent and open communication is encouraged to help ensure the effectiveness of the education we provide. We believe that it is the responsibility of the entire school community to share in the education of the middle-school child.


JGW 2018-2019 Good Citizenship Program Manual


  • Discovery Club Summer Enrichment Program still has few spots available!

    The program is offered to students currently in grades 5-12.
    Monday – Thursday ✦ July 8– August 1, 2019 ✦ 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    LOCATION: Haverhill High School
    Summer program information and application is available on Discovery Club website.

    Click here to visit the website.
    Click here to fill out the application.

  • May Calendar (Events)

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  • Music Bingo!

    Join us for a night out while supporting J. G. Whittier’s 6th Grade Class Trip! (click link below for more information)
  • PTO Calendar Raffle

    Check out how you can win a prize per day for the entire month of March!


    Calendar Raffle Info Page 2019


    Calendar Raffle 2019

  • December Calendar (Events)

  • October Calendar (Events)

  • Our thoughts go out to those affected…..

    Good evening. I am writing to you to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with the residents of Lawrence, North Andover and Andover this evening as they deal with a major disaster.

    Our hearts and our thoughts are with all those affected, including the first responders and all the volunteers.

    If any of you have been affected by this tragic situation and need assistance, please reach out to us and we will assist you in any way we can.

    We stand together in good times and in bad times.

    Stay safe and take care of each other


    Brian Gill, Principal




    Good morning.


    I wanted to take a moment to sincerely thank each and every one of you for your assistance yesterday.

    I am a parent of school age children, and I know the anxiety and fear that many of you felt yesterday during the day.

    To our parents and guardians. I commend each and every one of you for being patient during the dismissal process. You were all respectful, waited patiently and helped to insure that all our students remained safe and secure.

    The Main office was extremely busy yesterday. We dismissed over 350 students in less than 2 hours. Ms. Anita, Ms. Ali and Mr. Betty  deserve medals for their efforts to dismiss students in a safe, timely manner.

    Yesterday could have been very chaotic, frightening and disorganized, but due to the efforts of everyone it was quite the opposite.

    School staff, parents and students all stepped up and worked together to insure that the safety and security of our students continues to remain the number one priority.

    Again, I am so grateful to everyone for working in the best interests of our most precious commodity, our kids.

    I am proud and humbled to be a part of the JG Whittier Community.

    Have a wonderful day!


    Brian Gill, Principal

  • August 29, 2018

    We would like to thank school staff and the community for their understanding and support in dealing with today’s incidents. As you know, due to heavy police activity in the city, schools and Haverhill police determined that a shelter-in-place for the safety of our students was warranted. Simultaneously we had a threat issued to the Pentucket Lake School , safety protocols were immediately implemented, police were called to the scene and the threat was determined to not be credible.


    The School Department and city takes the safety of our citizens and particularly our students very seriously. We thank the parents for their quick response and understanding of the situation. We thank the school staff and police officers for rallying around the support and safety of our students.

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