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Whittier Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 444 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2013

Good school. Good teachers. My daughter loves it there. Don't like the new principal. Bring Mr. Howard back!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2012

our daughter has attended Whittier for 2 years and we really like it. The principle, teachers and other staff are great. Do not let other kansas city mo schools color your opinion of Whittier. One piece of advice for any parents of an elementary student in the kc district: request a Teach for America teacher. They are young, energetic, forward thinking, and well educated. Your children will do great with such a teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Communication Arts was 42% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
23%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 46% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
16%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
23%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 51% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
17%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 48% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
5%
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
24%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students18%
Black9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch16%
Students with disabilities20%
Limited English proficient students25%

Math

All Students13%
Black9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch9%
Students with disabilities10%
Limited English proficient students18%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students13%
Black11%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students3%

Math

All Students30%
Black17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students31%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students30%
Black10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students27%

Math

All Students40%
Black14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students47%

Science

All Students31%
Black14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students16%
Black24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students10%

Math

All Students31%
Black18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students13%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 55% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 52% 5%
Black 33% 17%
White 10% 74%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Adrain Howard
Fax number
  • (816) 418-3860

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1012 Bales
Kansas City, MO 64127
Phone: (816) 418-3850

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