Whittier Elementary School (Closed 2017)

  • Whittier Elementary School served 336 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math was 80-84% (which was higher than the Iowa state average of 79%) for the 2014-15 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts was 70-74% (which was lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 was higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which was higher than the Iowa state average of 23%.

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students336 students
This chart display total students of Whittier Elementary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Whittier Elementary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Whittier Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
79%
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 Iowa by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
76%
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 Iowa by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Whittier Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/an/a
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Whittier Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Asian
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
27%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
4%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
62%
77%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
7%
4%
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 Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 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 IA.
Diversity Score0.540.24
This chart display the diversity score of Whittier Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
7%
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 Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSioux City Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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