Whittier Elementary School

733 N Longmore
Mesa, AZ 85201
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Whittier Elementary School serves 487 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Whittier Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona 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 9% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 22% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 487 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Whittier Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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School Overview

Whittier Elementary School's student population of 487 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
487 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Whittier Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Whittier Elementary School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1448 out of 1854 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
15%
5%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
50%
47%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
22%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
13%
9%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Whittier Elementary School's ranking?
Whittier Elementary School is ranked #1448 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Whittier Elementary School often compared to?
Whittier Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Emerson Elementary School, Whitman Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 22% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Whittier Elementary School?
487 students attend Whittier Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of Whittier Elementary School students are Hispanic, 22% of students are White, 15% of students are American Indian, 7% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Whittier Elementary School?
Whittier Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
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 Mesa Unified District (4235) School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 487 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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