Whitney Elementary School

Whitney Elementary School serves 600 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the NV average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 62%.
Whitney Elementary School operates within the Clark County School District.

Overview

The student population of 600 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 600 students
Whitney Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Students by Grade Whitney Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NV) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 17:1
Asian
2%
6%
Hispanic
55%
39%
Black
17%
10%
White
21%
38%
All Ethnic Groups Whitney Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Whitney Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.63 0.47
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
83%
44%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 340,019 students has grown by 8% over five years.
School District Name Clark County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
363
9
Number of Students Managed 340,019 2,386
Clark County   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $3,179 MM $36 MM
Clark County   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $3,291 MM $34 MM
Clark County   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,164 $14,943
Clark County   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,521 $14,309
Clark County   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NV Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cowan Sunset Southeast High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Francis H Cortney Junior High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sister Robert Joseph Bailey Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Las VegasSister Robert Joseph Bailey Elementary School
    4525 Jimmy Durante Blvd
    Las VegasNV 89122
    (702)799-7510
    0.7 mi | 877 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Las VegasFrancis H Cortney Junior High School
    5301 East Hacienda Ave
    Las VegasNV 89122
    (702)799-2400
    0.8 mi | 1219 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Las VegasCynthia Cunningham Elementary School
    4145 Jimmy Durante
    Las VegasNV 89122
    (702)799-8780
    1.1 mi | 789 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Las VegasCowan Sunset Southeast High School
    Alternative School
    5300 East Russell Rd
    Las VegasNV 89122
    (702)799-6370
    Alternative School

    1.3 mi | 91 students | Gr. 8-12                      
  • Las VegasCowan Behavior J/shs
    Alternative School
    5300 East Russell Rd
    Las VegasNV 89122
    (702)799-6380
    Alternative School

    1.3 mi | 67 students | Gr. 6-12                      

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