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Whitman

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Posted June 22, 2012

I'm very very dissapointed in Whitman. I've had a problem with one teacher, and especially the principal. He doesn't even excuse the child when two adults are having a conversation and blames the child for everything even speaking about his own personal opinion making the child feel belittled, making them out to be a lier and feeling that they have no self esteem.. I've had problems with one parent threatening me as well as their child bulling my child and nothing was done about this issue. As well as catching the teacher pulling my child by his hood to correct him, I've went to the district as well. The principal reused to move my child to another class while saying to me infront of my child that I'm full of excuses and for that reason only, he's refuses to move my child. In the end I had to leave my child in the same class. When I address the bulling it was lead to be my childs fault. I thought the school is suppose to have our children in thier best interest, well they are not, it's their staff who is in their interest. My child WILL NOT BE RETURNING
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2012

i am extremely dissapointed in Whitman's staff. my child struggled with what i can only determine as a personality conflict with the teacher. We spoke many times to the teacher who was unwilling to accept any fault in the issue, we spoke to the principal who is uninterested in working with parents, rather he trys to make it the childs fault so that his staff looks good. The lack of communication between staff and parents is frustrating at best and the school is highly unorganized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2008

Whitman is a good school with a racially deserve student population. the teachers really care about there students. all thre of my children have attended here. As a parent I have no complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2004

At Whitman the students are the number one goal. The school is like a large family. The staff knows every student by name. They are very motivated and encourage the students at all times. Many of the teachers have continued to teach at Whitman for years.
—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 65% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
15%
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%
Female45%
Male31%
Black33%
Asian55%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income30%
Not low income67%
Special education23%
Not special education40%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female62%
Male31%
Black50%
Asian46%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income42%
Not low income58%
Special education8%
Not special education54%
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 Students40%
Female43%
Male36%
Black20%
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Low income37%
Not low income50%
Special education0%
Not special education54%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female61%
Male48%
Black44%
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income53%
Not low income64%
Special education26%
Not special education66%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students38%
Female46%
Male30%
Black27%
Asian55%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Low income33%
Not low income57%
Special education0%
Not special education52%
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 Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education61%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female59%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education65%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female38%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian40%
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income33%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education48%
Limited English20%
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

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 36% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 7%
Black 16% 5%
Hispanic 16% 20%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 113%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 262%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 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 16N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 44%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Connie Hedman

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1120 South 39th St
Tacoma, WA 98408
Phone: (253) 571-7272

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