Whitman Elementary School

  • Whitman Elementary School serves 267 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Oregon state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Oregon state average of 55%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Whitman Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Oregon for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Oregon state level of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Oregon state average of 38%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Whitman Elementary School's student population of 267 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students267 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whitman Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,191 schools in Oregon (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whitman Elementary School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (OR)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#729 out of 1191 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
42%
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 Oregon by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
55%
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 Oregon by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:120:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
14%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Whitman Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
32%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Whitman Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
8%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Whitman Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
39%
62%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Whitman Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Whitman Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
6%
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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 OR.
Diversity Score0.720.55
This chart display the diversity score of Whitman Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Oregon by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
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 Oregon by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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 Oregon by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePortland 1j School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, OR Dept. of Education

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