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Walt Whitman High School

7100 Whittier Boulevard • Bethesda, Maryland 20817


Phone: (301) 320-6590 • Fax: (301) 320-6594
CEEB # 210271

2006-2007 Profile
Dr. Alan Goodwin, Principal
Ms. Jennifer Baker, Assistant Principal
Dr. Kathlyn Carroll, Assistant Principal
Dr. Benjamin OuYang, Assistant Principal

The Community Counseling Staff


Western Bethesda, Montgomery County,
Ms. Frances R. Landau, Resource Counselor
Maryland. 80% college graduates, mainly
Ms. Margaret F. Cothern
professional and managerial.
Ms. Jennifer Higgins
The School Mr. William Kapner
Public - Grades 9 through 12 Mr. Kenneth R. Putt
Accredited by Middle States Association Ms. Kelly Singleton
Maryland State Department of Education Ms. Molly McAllister
Ms. Yangsook Suh, Registrar
Spring Break Ms. Janice Marmor, Career Coordinator
Whitman’s 2007 Spring Break extends from Ms. Pam Bobrow, Guidance Secretary
March 31 through April 9. Ms. Marjorie Geisler, Transcript Secretary

The Students The Curriculum


Enrollment 2006 - 2007 22 credits required in Grades 9-12 for graduation
Seniors............................................456 English......................................................................4
Math..........................................................................4
Juniors............................................491
Science.....................................................................3
Sophomores...................................444 Social Studies..........................................................3
Freshmen.......................................501 Fine Arts...................................................................1
88% of the Seniors attend 4-year colleges. Foreign Language or
6% attend 2-year colleges. Advanced Technology Education.........................2
More than 75% attend college out-of-state. Health Education.................................................0.5
Some foreign students return to college in Physical Education.................................................1
Technical Education...............................................1
their own country.
Electives................................................................2.5
Students come from more than 40 countries. (selected from academic majors or special subjects)
77% of students are white, 3% are African-
American or Black, 7% are Hispanic, 13%
are Asian-American. Grading System
Numerical grade equivalents
National Merit
A=90-100, B=80-89, C=70-79, D=60-69,
Class of 2007 Class of 2006
E=59 or below
Semi-Finalists............24 Semi-Finalists............17 Passing mark = D
Commended...............65 Commended...............69 CR / NC = Credit / No Credit
National Achievement Semi-Finalist.....1 LC & E2 = Loss of credit due to excessive
unexcused absence
Maryland Distinguished Scholar Program
Class of 2007
Finalists.......................21 Semi-Finalists.............24 Grade Point Average and Class Rank
Honorable Mention................................................43 Please see accompanying notice
AP and Honor Courses
Honors work can be done in grades 9-12 in English,
Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Studies, SAT I Scores (Class of 2006)
Computer Science and Studio Art. All work in the AP and Critical Rdg. Mathematics Writing
Advanced Level courses listed below is considered to be
Honors work. Courses listed in Group #3 below, while they are Score # % # % # %
taken by a wide range of students, are available at the Honors 700-800 119 24 154 32 114 25
level.
600-699 187 38 177 36 178 39
1. AP Courses 500-599 123 25 114 23 105 23
Biology Govt. & Politics - Comp. 400-499 49 10 39 8 46 10
Calculus AB & BC Govt. & Politics - U.S.
Chemistry Physics B & C 300-399 9 2 5 1 13 3
Computer Science Psychology 200-299 2 1 0 0 1 0
Economics Russian
English Lang. and Comp. Spanish Lang. Mean: 622 Mean: 639 Mean: 623
English Lit. and Comp. Spanish Lit. Total Mean Score: 1884
Environmental Science Statistics
European History Studio Art Critical Reading + Math: 1261
French Lang. US History
French Lit. World History
SAT II Scores (Class of 2006)
2. Advanced Level Courses
# of Students Subjects Mean Score
(Designated Honors)
34 US History 654
Algebra 2 w/ Analysis Guided Research
Precalculus w/ Analysis (Web Programming)
16 Biology-E 651
Calculus w/ Analysis Computer Programming, 17 Biology-M 671
Multi-Variable Calculus/ Levels 1, 2 & 3
Differential Equations Anatomy and Physiology 56 Chemistry 723
Foreign Languages, Levels 5 & 6
5 Chinese Listening 782
3. Honors Work 24 Writing 699
English Science 100 English Lit. 676
English 9 Biology 1
Chemistry 1 23 French 695
English 10
English 11 Matter & Energy 112 Math Level IC 641
English 12 Physics 1
Adv. Journalism
127 Math Level IIC 729
34 Physics 689
Foreign Languages Social Sciences
Levels 3 & 4
35 Spanish 700
Modern World History
NSL Government 37 World History 677
Math US History
Geometry

AP Test Data 2006 Total # of Candidates: 857 Total # of Tests: 1692


AP Grade: 5 (28%) 4 (33%) 3 (25%) 2 (10%) 1 (3%)
Art History - - 1 1 1
Biology 16 13 4 - -
Calculus AB 31 36 16 5 4
Calculus BC 30 9 7 1 1
Chemistry 40 21 6 - 1
Comp Sci A 4 5 4 2 -
Comp Sci AB 2 1 - 1 -
Econ.-Mac - 3 2 3 4
Econ.-Mic 5 7 3 6 -
Eng Lang/Comp 36 75 50 10 -
Eng Lit/Comp 22 65 67 20 4
Env. Science 13 25 22 15 6
European Hist 17 21 25 7 3
French Lang 8 8 11 11 1
French Lit 5 4 6 1 -
Italian Lang 7 - - - -
German Lang 4 - - - -
Govt & Pol US 35 84 83 33 1
Govt & Pol Comp 13 16 7 7 1
Music Theory 1 - - - -
Physics B 3 10 9 1 2
Physics C-Mech 12 10 3 1 -
Psychology 62 57 24 9 10
Spanish Lang 14 17 16 14 8
Spanish Lit 6 5 10 4 6
Statistics 2 12 19 8 6
Studio Art-Combined 4 5 4 - -
US History 23 15 13 5 -
World History 56 37 18 6 -