Pittsburgh Whittier K-5

  • Pittsburgh Whittier K-5 serves 218 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55-59% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Pittsburgh Whittier K-5's student population of 218 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students218 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pittsburgh Whittier K-5's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pittsburgh Whittier K-5 is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#1732 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pittsburgh Whittier K-5 and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pittsburgh Whittier K-5 and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
23%
15%
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White
56%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pittsburgh Whittier K-5 and the percentage of White public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
20%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pittsburgh Whittier K-5.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.60n/a
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pittsburgh Whittier K-5 and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePittsburgh SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pittsburgh City Chs Charter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 633 students
    1.1 miles
    201 Stanwix Street, Suuite 100
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    (412)690-2489
    1.1 9-12 633
  • Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Conroy Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 2 students
    1.1 miles
    1398 Page St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15233
    (412)529-3105
    1.1 K-12 2
  • Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Capa 6-12
    Grades: 6-12 | 902 students
    1.2 miles
    111 9th St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    (412)529-6100
    1.2 6-12 902
  • Pittsburgh Urban Pathways K-5 College Charter School Charter School
    Grades: K-5 | 283 students
    1.2 miles
    925 Penn Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    (412)325-4075
    1.2 K-5 283
  • Pittsburgh Urban Pathways Youngstown Charter School

    1.2 miles
    914 Penn Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    (877)644-6338
    1.2 n/a n/a

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