Whittier Elementary School serves 362 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Whittier Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 17% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 30% (majority Black and Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Prekindergarten-6
- Enrollment: 362 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
- Minority Enrollment: 91%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MO
- Math Proficiency: 11% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 17% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education
Whittier Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Whittier Elementary School's student population of 362 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Whittier Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Whittier Elementary School is 0.69, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1927 out of 2092 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Whittier Elementary School's ranking?
Whittier Elementary School is ranked #1927 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
11% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 17% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend Whittier Elementary School?
362 students attend Whittier Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
40% of Whittier Elementary School students are Black, 36% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are Asian, 9% of students are White, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Whittier Elementary School?
Whittier Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Whittier Elementary School offer ?
Whittier Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Whittier Elementary School part of?
Whittier Elementary School is part of Kansas City 33 School District.
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