Whittier

  • Whittier serves 368 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55-59% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Whittier's student population of 368 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students368 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank#633 out of 2,014 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
18%
23%
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Black
15%
4%
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White
39%
55%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
21%
8%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Whittier.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.750.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Whittier and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTacoma School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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  • Tacoma Wainwright
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    0.9 miles
    130 Alameda Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253)571-2152
    0.9 4-6 268
  • Tacoma Evergreen Primary
    Grades: PK-4 | 529 students
    1.0 miles
    7102 40th St W
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253)566-5680
    1.0 PK-4 529
  • Tacoma Foss
    Grades: 9-12 | 801 students
    1.3 miles
    2112 S Tyler St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)571-7300
    1.3 9-12 801
  • Tacoma Oakland High School Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 218 students
    1.3 miles
    3319 S Adams St
    Tacoma, WA 98409
    (253)571-5102
    1.3 9-12 218
  • Tacoma Delong
    Grades: K-5 | 418 students
    1.5 miles
    4901 S 14 St St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)571-5800
    1.5 K-5 418

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