Whittier International

  • Whittier International serves 559 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Whittier International placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Whittier International's student population of 559 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students559 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whittier International is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,793 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Whittier International is 0.68, which is more 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank#1544 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
25%
9%
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Black
47%
11%
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White
21%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.680.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMinneapolis Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Whittier International is Merc (0.0 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is Career Pathways (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Minneapolis Merc Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 56 students
    0.0 miles
    2539 Pleasant Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    (612) 872-2777
    0.0 9-12 56
  • Minneapolis Merc Extended Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.0 miles
    2539 Pleasant Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    (612) 872-2777
    0.0 9-12 n/a
  • Minneapolis Early Wonders Preschool Partnership Charter School
    Grades: PK | 19 students
    0.1 miles
    2539 Pleasant Ave South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    (612) 872-2764
    0.1 PK 19
  • Saint Paul Career Pathways Charter School
    Grades: 6-12 | 76 students
    0.4 miles
    1355 Pierce Butler Rt
    Saint Paul, MN 55104
    (651) 400-1781
    0.4 6-12 76
  • Minneapolis Jefferson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-8 | 517 students
    0.6 miles
    1200 W 26th St
    Minneapolis, MN 55405
    (612) 668-2720
    0.6 PK-8 517

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