Whittier Elementary School

  • Whittier Elementary School serves 495 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Whittier Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46%.

Top Placements

Whittier Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

  • Whittier Elementary School's student population of 495 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students495 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whittier Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,028 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whittier Elementary School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#276 out of 2028 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
61%
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 Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
8%
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Hispanic
6%
23%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
79%
54%
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Two or more races
11%
8%
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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 WA.
Diversity Score0.360.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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 Washington by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSeattle School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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