Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Whittier School

Public | K-6 | 787 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

5 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted June 25, 2014

Whittier has a really good faculty and have been really impressed with the care that the teachers have taken with my daughter. She has selective elective mutism and doesn't talk to anyone that she is not really familiar with and all of the teachers have been extremely willing to work with her. They have not been in her face about needing to talk and she has been able to really enjoy going to school and has done really well in her progression. The principal of the school is fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2010

My daughter has attended Whittier for 5 years now and we LOVE IT!! Mrs Giles has brought some new and wonderful ideas to the school though there are times I don't fully understand her motivation. The PTA is AMAZING!!! They have managed to get better every year! All of the teacher we have had have really made an impact on my Daughters life! I feel that they enjoy their job! I like the school hours and that it has the traditional 9 month schedule!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

The PTA - The Principal - Most of the Teachers - Most of the office staff is wonderful! Its not your everyday school. The Whittier Elementary Students of WVC is fortunate to have such a place to go!!! Thanks Whittier and Mrs. Giles
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers really care about each student. The office staff are helpful and friendly. The principal does creative things to inspire the students to do their best. My child enjoys going to school each day. There is an air of team work between teachers, staff, pta, and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2004

Whittier Elementary School is a fine school. My son is in 2nd grade and has attended since Kindergarten. Whittier has a wonderful Accelerated Reading program, as well as an Access program. The teachers are very good, and the principal is amazing. I would recommend this school for any child! I would choose this school over any public or private elementary!
—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.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 82% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah 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% 77%
Hispanic 33% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Black 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

3585 South 6000 West
West Valley City, UT 84128
Phone: (385) 646-5096

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

West Valley School
West Valley City, UT


Carl Sandburg School
West Valley City, UT


Douglas T. Orchard School
West Valley City, UT


Hillside School
West Valley City, UT


Valley Crest School
West Valley City, UT


Gerald Wright School
Salt Lake City, UT


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT