Whittier Elementary School

Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Whittier Elementary School serves 408 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Whittier Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Whittier Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

Whittier Elementary School's student population of 408 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students408 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Rankings

Whittier Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Whittier Elementary School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1377 out of 2120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
4%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
87%
45%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
4%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.240.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhoenix Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Whittier Elementary School is System Phoenix (0.4 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Phoenix System Phoenix Charter School
    Grades: 6-12 | 112 students
    0.4 miles
    1301 East Almeria Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    (602) 200-4995
    0.4 6-12 112
  • Phoenix Excelencia School Math: 23% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 765 students
    0.7 miles
    2181 East Mcdowell Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85006
    (602) 381-6000
    0.7 K-8 765
  • Phoenix Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 416 students
    0.8 miles
    915 E Palm Lane
    Phoenix, AZ 85006
    (602) 257-3853
    0.8 PK-8 416
  • Phoenix William T Machan Elementary School Math: 23% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 480 students
    0.8 miles
    2140 E. Virginia Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85006
    (602) 381-6000
    0.8 PK-8 480
  • Phoenix Garfield School Math: 16% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 634 students
    0.9 miles
    811 N 13th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85006
    (602) 257-3863
    0.9 PK-8 634

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