Whittier Elementary School

  • Whittier Elementary School serves 667 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 21% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 34%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 19% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Kansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 35%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Whittier Elementary School's student population of 667 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students667 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whittier Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whittier Elementary School is 0.45, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Overall School Rank#1058 out of 1,268 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
34%
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 Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
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 Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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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 Kansas by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
Asian
7%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
73%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
9%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
11%
65%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
5%
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 Kansas by year, with the latest 2011-12 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 KS.
Diversity Score0.450.31
This chart display the diversity score of Whittier Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
39%
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 Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
9%
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 Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKansas City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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