Whittier Community School

Portage St
Whittier, AK 99693
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Whittier Community School serves 58 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21-39% (which is approximately equal to the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21-39% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 58 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50% (Btm 50% in AK)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Whittier Community School's student population of 58 students has grown by 41% over five school years.
The teacher population of 5 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students
58 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
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School Rankings

Whittier Community School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Whittier Community School is 0.78, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#270 out of 443 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21-39%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21-39%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
10%
22%
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Asian
21%
5%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
19%
47%
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Hawaiian
34%
3%
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Two or more races
14%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.78
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Graduation Rate
<50%
77%
Eligible for Free Lunch (93-94)
11%
15%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Whittier Community School's ranking?
Whittier Community School is ranked #270 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
21-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 21-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
What is the graduation rate of Whittier Community School?
The graduation rate of Whittier Community School is 50%, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 77%.
How many students attend Whittier Community School?
58 students attend Whittier Community School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
34% of Whittier Community School students are Hawaiian, 21% of students are Asian, 19% of students are White, 14% of students are Two or more races, 10% of students are American Indian, and 2% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Whittier Community School?
Whittier Community School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Whittier Community School offer ?
Whittier Community School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12
What school district is Whittier Community School part of?
Whittier Community School is part of Chugach School District.

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 58 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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