Henry Whittemore Elementary School

  • Henry Whittemore Elementary School serves 445 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 33% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

Top Placements

Henry Whittemore Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Henry Whittemore Elementary School's student population of 445 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students445 students
This chart display total students of Henry Whittemore Elementary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Henry Whittemore Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Henry Whittemore Elementary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Henry Whittemore Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Henry Whittemore Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Henry Whittemore Elementary School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#1445 out of 1,671 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Henry Whittemore Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Henry Whittemore Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Henry Whittemore Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Henry Whittemore Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
74%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Henry Whittemore Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
5%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Henry Whittemore Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
17%
61%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Henry Whittemore Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Henry Whittemore Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Henry Whittemore Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.420.58
This chart display the diversity score of Henry Whittemore Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Henry Whittemore Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Henry Whittemore Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaltham School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • West Newton Franklin
    Grades: K-5 | 446 students
    0.5 miles
    125 Derby Street
    West Newton, MA 02465
    (617)559-9500
    0.5 K-5 446
  • Waltham John W. Mcdevitt Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 586 students
    0.9 miles
    75 Church Street
    Waltham, MA 02453
    (781)314-5595
    0.9 6-8 586
  • Newtonville F A Day Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 919 students
    1.0 miles
    21 Minot Pl
    Newtonville, MA 02460
    (617)559-9100
    1.0 6-8 919
  • Auburndale C C Burr
    Grades: K-5 | 402 students
    1.1 miles
    171 Pine Street
    Auburndale, MA 02466
    (617)559-9360
    1.1 K-5 402
  • Newtonville Horace Mann
    Grades: K-5 | 417 students
    1.1 miles
    687 Watertown Street
    Newtonville, MA 02460
    (617)559-9510
    1.1 K-5 417

School Reviews

Review Henry Whittemore Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Across the country, public schools are being caught red-handed in manipulating their test scores, graduation rates, and campus safety data. Learn about why schools are cheating and how they are distorting the truth.
When asked to rank the quality of their child's school, most parents rated it a B average. And yet politicians would have you believe that the American public-school system is failing. How are America's public schools really doing, and how do we know?
The high school graduation rate is in a constant state of change and dropout rates affect more than the individual student. Read on to learn about factors influencing high school graduation rates and what schools can do to improve them.