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Whittier Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 798 students

 
 

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Posted April 4, 2014

I have not had the best experience with my special needs child in this school. Every time i come to this school a teacher is yelling at students. Children are always in detention. Maybe the teachers need to sit in detention and be yelled at to get a taste of their own medicine. Unless it changes i do not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

it all depends on the teacher you get and also your involvement with your child. I have questioned how my son has been treated in the last two years at this school. I do not condone teachers screaming at the children which I have heard while standing out in the hallway. I also think a teacher shouldnt just give children hand outs in school. My son had 12 in one day 1st grade. I had asked another teacher who works at another tps school who teaches 1st grade and she doesnt do that. She actually teaches, imagine that. I would not recommend this school to a new student's parent. I would look at other TPS schools such as Lachmont, Old Orchard or Longfellow. My son tells me his teacher doesnt care if he gets a green. His handwriting was better in kindergarten and they dont go over the calender in the morning like they did in kindergarten. 1st grade teachers shouldnt take these simple things for granted. The school lunches are horrid per ;my son's response. Lunches come pre made and are not fresh, no real kitchen in the school like my old school years ago. Principles are as good as they're allowed to be. I think theyre hands are tied on issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

whittier school has the best students and teachers in the west
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 9, 2007

I think that the teachers and the principals there really care about the students. Every time I had an issue they worked very quickly to resolve it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

This my sons first year at Whittier. HE loved it there are only 15 kids in his class so he gets the attention he nedds if he needs help. He is only in kindergarten but he has learned how to read and he is doing wonderful in math. They teach them what they need to know without putting to much pressure on him or the other kids. I really enjoy Whittier. I help out anytime I get the chance. I am looking forward to another year there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2005

I do not agree with the lack of positive reinforcement programs in kindergarten for this school. Several other parents from different schools tell me their child's kindergarten teachers use the red light/green light program to encourage proper behavior. In my child's class they issue demerit and detentions for kindergartners. I do not think that this is an effective method to engage a 5 year old in proper behavior . Also they used taking snack away as a form of punishment. The other punishment they discussed during orientation have not yet been implemented, which sounded more effective. I will be looking for a new school to send my child to next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2003

I pulled my daugher out of Whittier because her first grade teacher did not give her spelling words or math work until I wrote a letter of complaint to the superintendent of the schools and sent a carbon copy to the principal. The only work that I seen come home was reading and art. After writing a letter of complain to the superintendent of Toledo Schools, I never received a phone call or a letter to confirm that He received my letter. I guess that is why Whittier is in Acedemic Emergency.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I pulled my son out of this school and now send him to a Catholic school nearby. There is a huge difference in the quality of education when comparing the two.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

My son has been going to this school since kindergarden and I went there myself as a child. I like this school and I will continue to send my kids there, even my youngest when he gets bigger.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students62%
Female59%
Male64%
Black, non-Hispanic50%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial57%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled53%
Non-disabled64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanic55%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial71%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled67%
Non-disabled72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
Female73%
Male49%
Black, non-Hispanic50%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female82%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanic93%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
Female79%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanic60%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female82%
Male54%
Black, non-Hispanic60%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students61%
Female68%
Male50%
Black, non-Hispanic40%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Met Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 4MetMet
Grade 5AboveMet

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
88 (2011)
 
84 (2010)
 
82 (2009)
 
80 (2008)

0
60
120

About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Ohio. Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value-added estimates from the state of Ohio.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 74%
Black 25% 16%
Two or more races 15% 4%
Hispanic 11% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A47%
Female 43%N/A49%
Male 57%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 12%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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4221 Walker Ave
Toledo, OH 43612
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