2500 Sherman
Butte, MT 59701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Whittier School serves 423 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Whittier School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 423 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Whittier School's student population of 423 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
423 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Whittier School is ranked within the top 10% of all 715 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Whittier School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#59 out of 715 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
2%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
6%
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
90%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Whittier School's ranking?

Whittier School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

56% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MT state average), while 67% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% MT state average).

How many students attend Whittier School?

423 students attend Whittier School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

90% of Whittier School students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are American Indian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Whittier School?

Whittier School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Montana state average of 12:1.

What grades does Whittier School offer ?

Whittier School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 423 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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