Walt Whitman High School is a public high school serving roughly the western part of Bethesda in Montgomery County, in Maryland. The school is named in honor of the American poet, Walt Whitman. Whitman High School is located at 7100 Whittier High School. Its football fields can be seen from River Road and there is a back entrance to the campus off River Road between Goldsboro and Whittier. It has great sports teams, and everyone awaits the release of the Walt Whitman Basketball Schedule each year!
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School is the only middle school which feeds into Walt Whitman High School. Five elementary schools feed Thomas W. Pyle Middle School. The elementary schools are Wood Acres, Bannockburn, Burning Tree, Carderock Springs, and Bradley Hills.
This is the current school district map for Whitman High School. However, school districts are occasionally redrawn, so it is important to verify the school assignment for any particular home which you are considering by calling the Montgomery County Schools at 301-309-6277 or by clicking here.
In 2008, Newsweek ranked Whitman at #69 on its “Best High Schools in America” list.
In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked Whitman as the #44 best school nationwide on its list of “America’s Best High Schools”
In 2014, Whitman was ranked the best high school in Maryland and #61 nationwide.
In 2015, Whitman remained ranked as the best high school in Maryland and #55 nationwide.
In 2016, Whitman was once again ranked as the best high school in Maryland and #63 nationwide.
The school was built in the early 1960s as Bethesda began to grow and it opened in the fall of 1962 with 1,418 students. Whitman High School was designed on 17 levels with a center courtyard by a local architect Anthony Ferrara. Its most distinctive feature was a geodesic dome, which served as its gymnasium and made a distinctive landmark from the air for passengers flying into DC’s National Airport as they came down the Potomac River.
During the first school year, Broadway composer and lyricist Meredith Willson visited the school to assist with the production of The Music Man, which he had created. In 1981, a 1,176-seat auditorium was added to the school. In 1992, the geodesic dome and all other buildings except for the auditorium were demolished and construction began on a new school building, which opened in fall 1993.
Walt Whitman High School has sixteen sports teams including boys and girls basketball teams. The basketball season starts in early December, so if you want to check out the Walt Whitman basketball schedule for the boys and girls teams, here it is.
BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 2017-2018
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