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Whittier Middle School - 08

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted August 10, 2009

WMS was a great experience for my child. The teachers there are some of the very best in Sioux Falls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2008

Whittier is the best school ever. The teachers are awesome, and very kind. And the students are very well behaved, and know how to act around others. I love the school, and enjoy visiting it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2005

I have been so impressed with the staff and administration at WMS! I would stack WMS students up against any other middle school, as I know the students would out perform every time! The students show such pride in thier school and extra circular activities.....you can feel it and see it in them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

I think this school is very diverse, in fact i think that this is the most diverse school in sioux falls! the teachers are fairly good and students enjoy themselves at school, and are willing to work hard for activities such as wolverine club, their after school program is also very good too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2004

Wonderful school, and staff. The staff really cares about the students and they are willing to help them succeed. There are many opportunities for student involvement, and they have a wonderful after school program. The PTSA at Whittier is a valuable asset as well, they do a fine job providing funds and things that the normal school budget can't.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2003

Whittier Middle School is a school where students are valued as individuals and teachers and staff work together to help all students succeed.
—Submitted by a teacher


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 75% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students64%
Female22%
Male55%
Black43%
Asian53%
Hispanic43%
Native American65%
White76%
Students with disabilities66%
English language learners85%

Reading

All Students71%
Female32%
Male65%
Black55%
Asian62%
Hispanic58%
Native American55%
White82%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learners86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota 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: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female24%
Male50%
Black49%
Asian59%
Hispanic59%
Native American53%
White70%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female20%
Male50%
Black50%
Asian41%
Hispanic49%
Native American47%
White73%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota 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: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female25%
Male63%
Black48%
Asian63%
Hispanic54%
Native American61%
White81%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female31%
Male58%
Black43%
Asian36%
Hispanic66%
Native American61%
White76%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota 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: South Dakota Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 78%
Black 16% 3%
Hispanic 12% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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 60%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (605) 367-8357

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
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930 East 6th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
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Phone: (605) 367-7620

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