Whittier School

2500 Sherman
Butte, MT 59701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Whittier School serves 414 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Whittier School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 414 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

School Overview

Whittier School's student population of 414 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
414 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Whittier School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 707 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Whittier School is 0.22, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#371 out of 707 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
5%
5%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
88%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.22
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (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 is ranked #371 out of 707 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Montana.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
38% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MT state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% MT state average).
How many students attend Whittier School?
414 students attend Whittier School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
88% of Whittier School students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
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
What school district is Whittier School part of?
Whittier School is part of Butte Elem School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 414 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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