Whittier Elementary School

  • Whittier Elementary School serves 434 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 41% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 31% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Whittier Elementary School's student population of 434 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students434 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whittier Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whittier Elementary School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#1183 out of 1,842 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:119:1
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American Indian
6%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
86%
45%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
4%
5%
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White
4%
38%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Arizona by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Whittier Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.260.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhoenix Elementary School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Whittier Elementary School is System Phoenix (0.4 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is System Phoenix (0.4 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is System Phoenix (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Phoenix System Phoenix Charter School
    Grades: 6-12 | 117 students
    0.4 miles
    1301 East Almeria Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    (602)200-4995
    0.4 6-12 117
  • Phoenix Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-8 | 504 students
    0.8 miles
    915 E Palm Lane
    Phoenix, AZ 85006
    (602)257-3853
    0.8 PK-8 504
  • Phoenix Garfield School
    Grades: PK-8 | 618 students
    0.9 miles
    811 N 13th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85006
    (602)257-3863
    0.9 PK-8 618
  • Phoenix Thomas A Edison School
    Grades: PK-8 | 615 students
    0.9 miles
    804 N. 18th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85006
    (602)257-3867
    0.9 PK-8 615
  • Phoenix North High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 2779 students
    1.0 miles
    1101 East Thomas Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85014
    (602)764-6500
    1.0 9-12 2779

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