Whittier Elementary School

  • Whittier Elementary School serves 218 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 45%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 30%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Whittier Elementary School's student population of 218 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students218 students
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Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whittier Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whittier Elementary School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Overall School Rank#134 out of 2,027 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
43%
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 Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
45%
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 Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio22:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Whittier Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Whittier Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Asian
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
24%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
8%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
56%
70%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
7%
3%
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 WI.
Diversity Score0.620.49
This chart display the diversity score of Whittier Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
33%
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 Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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 Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMilwaukee School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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