Whittier Elementary School

  • Whittier Elementary School serves 209 students in grades 4-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 10% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Whittier Elementary School's student population of 209 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 4-5
Total Students209 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Whittier Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whittier Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whittier Elementary School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#2721 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
32%
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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
38%
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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 1990-91 school year data.
Hispanic
79%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
16%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
5%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois 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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2014-15 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 IL.
Diversity Score0.350.67
This chart display the diversity score of Whittier Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
46%
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 Illinois 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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCook County SD 130 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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