295 S 10th Street
Kansas City, KS 66102
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Whittier Elementary School serves 599 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Whittier Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Whittier Elementary School's student population of 599 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
599 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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School Rankings

Whittier Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,267 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Whittier Elementary School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#795 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
7%
3%
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Hispanic
75%
20%
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Black
8%
7%
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White
8%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 599 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.42 (Top 50%)

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