Whittier Middle School - 08

  • Whittier Middle School - 08 serves 913 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Whittier Middle School - 08 placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Dakota 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 14:1 is equal to the South Dakota state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 30% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Whittier Middle School - 08 places among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

School Overview

  • Whittier Middle School - 08's student population of 913 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students913 students
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Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whittier Middle School - 08 is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 638 schools in South Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Whittier Middle School - 08 is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank#554 out of 638 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
American Indian
7%
16%
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Asian
8%
2%
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Hispanic
18%
5%
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Black
24%
3%
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White
38%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.760.48
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSioux Falls School District 49-5 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education

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