Whittier Community School

  • Whittier Community School serves 38 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 34%) for the 2014-15 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 21-39% (which is approximately equal to the Alaska state average of 38%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • Whittier Community School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 52%.

Top Placements

Whittier Community School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

  • Whittier Community School's student population of 38 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 5 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students38 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Whittier Community School
Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whittier Community School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whittier Community School is 0.80, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rankn/an/a
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
34%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)21-39%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:117:1
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American Indian
5%
23%
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Asian
22%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Whittier Community School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
10%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Whittier Community School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
White
24%
48%
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Hawaiian
29%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Whittier Community School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
10%
10%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Whittier Community School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.800.35
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
39%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Whittier Community School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Whittier Community School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChugach School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Whittier Community School is Hope School (33.2 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is Girdwood School (20.1 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Girdwood School (20.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Girdwood Girdwood School
    Grades: PK-8 | 197 students
    20.1 miles
    680 Hightower
    Girdwood, AK 99587
    (907)742-5300
    20.1 PK-8 197
  • Moose Pass Moose Pass School
    Grades: K-8 | 10 students
    30.3 miles
    31810 Depot Road
    Moose Pass, AK 99631
    (907)288-3183
    30.3 K-8 10
  • Hope Hope School
    Grades: PK-12 | 16 students
    33.2 miles
    64782 Nearhouse Lane
    Hope, AK 99605
    (907)782-3202
    33.2 PK-12 16
  • Anchorage Bear Valley Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 397 students
    41.8 miles
    15001 Mountain Air Drive
    Anchorage, AK 99516
    (907)742-5900
    41.8 PK-6 397
  • Anchorage Goldenview Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 692 students
    42.2 miles
    15800 Goldenview Drive
    Anchorage, AK 99516
    (907)348-8626
    42.2 7-8 692

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