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Whittier School

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Posted January 7, 2012

My son attended Whittier K-5. It is a wonderful, caring, small neighborhood school that includes orchestra or band instrument lessons starting at 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

My child attended Whittier elementary for two years. My student required some remedial cirriculum, which we found out quickly is where this school falls drastically short. They do not have staff that are trained to work with students that require extra help. Because they were ill equipped to offer appropriate teaching, my student was essentually "babysat" for much of those two years by crossing guards and other ancillary school employees. Since leaving Whitttier, the student has flourished and is an A - B student. It was two years full of frustration, self doubt, and hurt that we've worked to overcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2011

This is an awesome school with a lot of attention to detail and a great after school programme.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

This is a low income school which does an excellent job with all students. The teachers are tops, and the Principal is outstanding. Parents need to be more involved, but it is hard for msny of them. It is an excellent learning center for all kids


Posted March 26, 2009

most teachers are respectful and the curriculum is good but some teachers are a little disrespectful to some students abilities or diffrentces.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

I think this school is great! The teachers really care about their students. My son is in the first grade this year and attended Kindergarten there last year. He loves it! The new principal seems great also. A great school!
—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.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students92%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic94%
Participates in free/reduced lunch85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic97%
Participates in free/reduced lunch90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students73%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic74%
Participates in free/reduced lunch61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic94%
Participates in free/reduced lunch83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students93%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic94%
Participates in free/reduced lunch89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students70%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic67%
Participates in free/reduced lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic83%
Participates in free/reduced lunch71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 81%
Hispanic 7% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 12%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 522-6750

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