Whittier Elementary School

  • Whittier Elementary School serves 535 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 52%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Whittier Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Idaho for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Idaho state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Idaho state average of 25%.

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School Overview

  • Whittier Elementary School's student population of 535 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students535 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whittier Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 671 schools in Idaho (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whittier Elementary School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ID)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#580 out of 671 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
37%
18%
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Black
5%
1%
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White
54%
75%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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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 ID.
Diversity Score0.570.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
94%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBoise Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ID Dept. of Education

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