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Whittier Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted August 8, 2013

Whittier Elementary has experienced and committed teachers, many of whom have been at this school for decades and live in the area. The administration has been understanding and supportive with us in effectively handling a serious allergy. The PTA is very active, and there are often parent volunteers in the classrooms as well. Whittier is the only school in the Everett School District with a uniform policy, which is very unusual for a public school, and it works well to help avoid cliques, reinforce school pride & camaraderie, and eliminate stress when school shopping and getting ready each morning. The school has been recently remodeled, while retaining its original character, and has a large playground, separate kindergarten playground, and an outdoor covered area. Overall, this is a great neighborhood school. If I had to select one area to nitpick, I wish the playfield was improved with better backstops, goals, infield, drainage(!), a perimeter track, and overall maintenance, to allow better utilization by the kids and community, but I respect that there are budget issues and don't feel this is enough to remove a star.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

It is a very progressive school. The children are valued for what they can do, not for what they can't.


Posted January 22, 2006

This elementary school was warm, careing, helpful, just about everything a parent would want in a school. They are very safe with the students, they do not allow any type of bullying, they call you personally if your child is marked absent just to check if all is ok, the principal & staff are remarkable - excellent as well as the pta. My favorite part about this school is the uniform requirement which is simple and adds unity for the students. I love this school! thanks ji
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2005

My son has gone to Whittier for 2 years now. We love it and have been very pleased with the teachers and faculty. I like how easy it it to get involved and the teachers seem to welcome it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

This school is great. I love the uniforms. I also love the staff. I have gone back a visited, and the staff still remember me, by name. I believe the creative minds of the teachers have led my child to possitive and rewarding studies. Thank you to all of the staff. We will miss you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2004

The uniform policy is great, the teachers are very nice, but some of the office and staff seem grumpy most of the time, which can be annoying. Overall I am pleased with the school. The all day kindergarten is excellent, my daughter learned a tremendous amount in the class, but $2300.00 a year I feel is steep.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2003

Whittier has a uniform policy, which is WONDERFUL. The office staff could be a little less judgmental and a little more helpful, but all in all I have enjoyed having my children in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 65% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
32%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students76%
Female83%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income70%
Not low income83%
Special education46%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female83%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income64%
Not low income89%
Special education55%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent 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: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students62%
Female72%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income56%
Not low income68%
Special education17%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income74%
Not low income88%
Special education42%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female84%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income48%
Not low income74%
Special education8%
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent 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: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students64%
Female74%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income53%
Not low income77%
Special education8%
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female74%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income47%
Not low income87%
Special education23%
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female71%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income50%
Not low income83%
Special education23%
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent 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: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 60%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Black 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 16%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 223%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 18N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 52%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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916 Oakes Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: (425) 385-4300

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