Whitman Elementary School

  • Whitman Elementary School serves 574 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 18% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 23% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Whitman Elementary School's student population of 574 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 57% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students574 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whitman Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whitman Elementary School is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank#2887 out of 3,159 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Whitman Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Whitman Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Whitman Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Asian
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Whitman Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
37%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Whitman Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
53%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Whitman Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
7%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Whitman Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Whitman Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Michigan 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 Whitman Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.580.53
This chart display the diversity score of Whitman Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Whitman Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Whitman Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePontiac City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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