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Whittier Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 735 students

 

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Posted May 18, 2010

whittier elementary is a wonderful school it has excellent teachers great academic programs they really do care adout our kids learning........
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

This is a friendly, caring, productive school. The principal is data-driven but very approachable and willing to work with parents, teachers, and students to make it the best school possible. Most of the staff works many extra hours every day, making sure that students have the same opportunities as every other school.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 65% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
35%
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 Students37%
Female34%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income37%
Not low incomen/a
Special education8%
Not special education44%
Limited English41%
Migrant24%

Reading

All Students33%
Female37%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Not low incomen/a
Special education9%
Not special education39%
Limited English29%
Migrant18%
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 Students37%
Female30%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income36%
Not low incomen/a
Special education27%
Not special education38%
Limited English31%
Migrant38%

Reading

All Students41%
Female52%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Not low incomen/a
Special education17%
Not special education44%
Limited English29%
Migrant36%

Writing

All Students37%
Female44%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income36%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education40%
Limited English27%
Migrant43%
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 Students33%
Female31%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education42%
Limited English22%
Migrant33%

Reading

All Students46%
Female44%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income44%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education58%
Limited English39%
Migrant42%

Science

All Students56%
Female53%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income55%
Not low incomen/a
Special education11%
Not special education68%
Limited English44%
Migrant67%
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

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
Hispanic 94% 20%
White 4% 60%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 169%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 296%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 70%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Valerie Aragon

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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616 North Wehe Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
Phone: (509) 543-6750

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