Whittier Elementary School

  • Whittier Elementary School serves 439 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Whittier Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Whittier Elementary School's student population of 439 students has grown by 58% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students439 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whittier Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whittier Elementary School is 0.11, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#99 out of 1232 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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2%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
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6%
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White
93%
77%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.110.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIndianola Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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