Whitman

  • Whitman serves 389 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Whitman placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 18:1.

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School Overview

  • Whitman's student population of 389 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students389 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whitman is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whitman is 0.78, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank#1702 out of 2039 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
10%
7%
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Hispanic
19%
23%
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Black
17%
4%
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White
30%
55%
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Hawaiian
5%
1%
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Two or more races
18%
8%
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Diversity Score0.780.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTacoma School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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