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Whittier School

Public | PK-6 | 242 students

 

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Posted August 4, 2013

If you have a special needs child this school isn't the school for you. Long follow is better then this one and roosevelt is the worst. Take from a parent that is not impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

Great Teachers and Staff who work hard to help the children.I am very Proud of them.


Posted October 9, 2010

Whittier is a small and excellent school. Ryan Hart is principal & he and his staff are amazing. No school buses here, this is a walk to school in the old neighborhood. PTA is small and very active and very well orgaized. The income ranges of parents are from millionaires to low income and everyone gets along great. Superb!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2005

I love this school. Evan though it is a small school it helps kids in need. If you are gifted they have an awesome program for that and if you need extra help that is possible to. The teachers are cool and fun.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 28, 2004

This school is great, It focuses on Reading, Math, and English alot, and you get to konw ther teachers through 1 on 1 time. All of the teachers are really great... They give up alot of their free time for their students. This school is awesome.
—Submitted by a former student


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.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
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 65% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students66%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native50%
White, not Hispanic80%
Participates in free/reduced lunch63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native58%
White, not Hispanic80%
Participates in free/reduced lunch72%
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 Students40%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic44%
Participates in free/reduced lunch41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic61%
Participates in free/reduced lunch56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students34%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic35%
Participates in free/reduced lunch34%
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 Students52%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native40%
White, not Hispanic60%
Participates in free/reduced lunch48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native60%
White, not Hispanic67%
Participates in free/reduced lunch60%
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 Students62%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native40%
White, not Hispanic80%
Participates in free/reduced lunch60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native60%
White, not Hispanic87%
Participates in free/reduced lunch70%
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 65% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 26% 12%
Black 5% 1%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 82%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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305 8th St North
Great Falls, MT 59401
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