Whittier Elementary School

  • Whittier Elementary School serves 764 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Whittier Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Whittier Elementary School's student population of 764 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students764 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whittier Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whittier Elementary School is 0.71, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#498 out of 1359 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Maryland by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
19%
17%
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Black
25%
34%
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White
44%
37%
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This 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 MD.
Diversity Score0.710.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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 Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFrederick County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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