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Whittier Elementary School

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Posted November 5, 2013

Do not send your kid to this school...the teachers are lazy and several times I have heard them complain about another student in front of me...they are not professional and they are verbally and mentally abusive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2012

Check their report card first. They have been in the failing zone for several years. The lowest of scores for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. I think it is the teachers performance or non performance and I think they are getting paid way too much for a failing school. They need to clean house and get new teachers..because they are the problem. Our kids deserve better. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

Whittier Elementary has been blessed to have exceptional teachers with extensive experience and passion for their students' learning. The level of teacher effort is unparalleled anywhere. We are getting a new, but experienced principal this year (07-08) but word on the street is she is fantastic with kids, parents and teachers so we are hopeful the excellence will continue. There is an outstanding PTO. Academics are fantastic, the art and music teachers are inspired. PE is fun for all, not all of my kids are athletic. Diverse population which helps all students find what they have in common is greater than their differences.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learners82%

Reading

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 81%
Hispanic 30% 9%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Angela Banks

Programs

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  • Gifted / high performing

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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  • Dance
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  • The Sioux City Community School District offers a richly diverse and warmly accepting group of students, faculty and staff. Here are just a few of the things our district offers: ** All day kindergarten ** Before and after school programs ** Dedicated faculty and staff ** Many different academies and programs to ensure your child gets the most out of their educational experience ** Preschool ** Progressive technology applications ** Rigorous curriculum in the core subjects ** Talented and Gifted (TAG) program ** 58% of teachers have advanced degrees
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4820 4th Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106
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Phone: (712) 274-4050

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