Whittier Elementary School

  • Whittier Elementary School serves 203 students in grades 4-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 3% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Whittier Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Whittier Elementary School's student population of 203 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 4-5
Total Students203 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whittier Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whittier Elementary School is 0.40, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#3185 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
3%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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5%
Hispanic
76%
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 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year data.
White
7%
48%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
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 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 IL.
Diversity Score0.400.68
This chart display the diversity score of Whittier Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
47%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
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 130 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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