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.

  • HHS Tour Cancellation Notice

    Tuesday, November 29       8th Grade HHS Tour Cancelled

  • Ski Club


    A reminder to all students interested in Ski Club. Please pick up all Ski Club paperwork in the main office ASAP.

  • SBIRT Screening for 7th Graders

    Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

    November 3rd

    7th grade students

    Links to detail information:

    SBIRT English

    SBIRT Spanish

  • Discovery Club

    This is a reminder that our Discovery Club will be starting soon!

    Before-school & after-school programs run from Tuesday, November 1 – Friday, May 26.

    Please review the flyers at the links below and if interested, contact us at 978-891-7392.

    Thank you!

    Brian Gill

    Discovery Club English

    Discovery club Spanish

  • Haverhill High School Academy Night


    Please join Haverhill High School Faculty and Students for an informational event for middle

    school parents and students regarding Academy and Extra Curricular opportunities at

    Haverhill High School.

    Wednesday October 19, 2016

    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    Haverhill High School


    Academy Night Parent Flyer 2016

    Academy Night Parent Flyer 2016-SP

  • Annual Family Pasta Night!



    The JG Whittier PTO is hosting our Annual Pasta Night this Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 6-7:30 pm in the JGW Cafeteria.

    Bring your family for a night of food and fun!

    Each homeroom has donated themed Raffle Baskets that will be raffled off.

    There is no cost for Dinner!

    Hope to see all of you!


    Brian Gill


    Important Dates

    *          Oct. 7          Early Release for students 11:05 am.

    *          Oct. 10        Holiday   No School

    *          Oct. 11         PTO meeting 6:00 pm   Staff Room 

    *          Oct. 12         Progress Reports Issued

    *          Oct. 19         PTO Spaghetti Dinner ‏6:00 pm 

    *          Oct. 19         Haverhill High School Academy Night/Open House @HHS

    *          Oct. 20        Last day to register on-line for HHS Classical Academy  

    *          Oct. 28        Friday morning recess Cider and Donuts on sale for $1 each.

    *          Oct. 28        Halloween Dance 6-8 pm. 

    *          Nov. 8          NJHS Election Day Bake Sale- Donations Needed!


    JGW Cross Country Information 

    *          Oct. 6           Grade 5 Cross Country Championship Meet will be held at Winnekenni beginning at 3:30

    *          Oct. 13         Grades 6, 7, 8 Cross Country Championship Meet will be held at Winnekenni beginning at 3:30


    In National Junior Honor Society News

    • The NJHS Yankee Candle Fundraiser begins now through Friday, Oct. 28


    Art Club

    *          Ms. Boulger will be starting an After School Art Club at JGW.  Students can sign up with Ms. Boulger if they are interested

  • JGW Success


    Good Morning to Everyone!

    At the JG Whittier Middle School, we believe that we have the best kids and families in the world, and we try our best to serve you with pride and honor. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all our families for your continued support, and working with us to assist your child in reaching their utmost potential.

    We believe we have created an excellent team that supports students and families in an incredibly personal way. We try each day to focus on one student, one family and one challenge at a time.

    Academically, our staff utilizes their expertise and resources in striving to reach each one of your students in the most effective and creative ways possible.

    Our efforts are beginning to pay off!

    Here are some of the amazing results of your commitment/skills and dedication to the JG Whittier and its success……………

    Thank you again for helping us to make incredible progress this past year. The best is yet to come!

    2016 Test Scores Summary of Results

    JG Whittier jumps 10% in state ranking, from 25 to 35 percentile! This means we passed over 10% of all middle schools statewide!

    If there were no “Opt outs” for PARCC testing, (8) and we achieved the participation rate for 2 categories, as well as meeting a target for 1 sub group (missed it by 3 points) we would have achieved Level 1 status this year!

    We narrowly missed achieving it, but I am confident that we will get it this year!

    Proficiency Gap Narrowing (Composite Performance Index)

    • ELA: CPI rose from 74.0 to 83.3, a 9.3% increase.
    • Math: CPI rose from 67.1 to 70.8, a 3.7% increase.
    • Science: CPI rose from 72.2 to 72.6, a .2 increase.

    Extra Credit

    We received extra credit points for lowering the amount of students in the failing category, and for increasing the amount of students in the Advanced category.

    • ELA: Advanced went from 4.6-8.0%
      • Warning dropped from 17.4 to 9.
    • Math: Advanced went from 15.1-18.9%
      • Warning dropped from 25.9 to 23.7
    • Science: Advanced dropped from 11.2-8.4%
      • Warning dropped from 15.9 to 15.8%

    Student Growth

    • ELA: SGP rose from 26.0 to 50.0 a 24% increase.
    • Math: SGP rose from 41.0 to 52.0 an 11.0% increase.

    Performance Target Scores

    The magic number for PTS is 75.

    • All students 71
    • High Needs 70
    • Special Ed. 78

    With your help, the JG Whittier has successfully attained one of the highest performance increases in the district this year, and it is due to everyone’s willingness to take the time needed to reach each student at their individual levels of need.

    Thank you again, and congratulations on a job well done!

    It is my pleasure to be able to proudly and humbly share in your success.

    Sincerely yours,

    Brian Gill, Principal


    Link to PDF document: Good morning to everyone


  • High School Options Book & Deadlines

    Hign School Options Picture

    Attention Parents, Family members, Guardians of 8th graders, please review these materials together with your child.  The book describes all area High School Option opportunities with descriptions and where to find additional information.  For private schools, SSAT test registration is underway.

    Adobe Reader .PDF format: High School Options Book 2016-2017

    Upcoming Dates:

    Wednesday, October 19      HHS Academy Night at 6pm

    Thursday, October 20         Deadline to register for HHS Classical Academy Exam

    Saturday, November 5        HHS Classical Academy Exam at 8:30am

    Tuesday, November 22       8th Grade WVT Tour

    Tuesday, November 29       8th Grade HHS Tour


    For questions please contact:

    Jacqueline Vlahos

    Guidance Counselor
    J.G. Whittier Middle School
    Phone: 978-374-5782
    Fax: 978-372-5999
  • Have an Amazing Summer


    JGW will reopen Tuesday, 30-August-2016

(978) 374-3400
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