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Music None
Performing & written arts None
Media arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
World languages taught None
Academic themes / Areas of focus None
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) Character education
Instructional / curriculum models used Core Knowledge
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 4 years old


Extra learning resources Remediation
Extra learning resources (misc.) After school tutoring
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Multiple disabilities
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Facilities Sports Fields
Computer lab

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Student diversity

  This school State average
White, not Hispanic 62% 73%
Hispanic 22% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 11% 10%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 1% 6%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 41%
Female 47% 48%
Male 53% 52%
Source: See notes


Girls sports Basketball
Boys sports Baseball
Boys sports (misc.) Rec program
Girls sports (misc.) Rec program
Clubs Gardening
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After school end time 5:30 PM
Before school start time 6:30 AM


Parent involvement (misc.) School garden, character ed
Dress code None
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Whittier Wolf
School colors Blue and White
Students typically continue on to these schools Burdick School
  Ideal School
  Suburban districts


Academic award National Blue Ribbon School
Year received 2011


Staff Math specialist
PE instructor
Reading specialist
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff None

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teacher experience: 5 years or more 100% 83%
Education levels: Master's degree or higher 69% 55%
Teachers with a valid license 100% 98%
Source: See notes


Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Milwaukee Art Museum
  PWc: Price Waterhouse Cooper
  Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
  Custom Grown Green House
  Whittier PTO


Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
# of applications received 269
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 235
For the year 2012-2013


Student diversity WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013
Students by group WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013
  NCES, 2011-2012
Teacher characteristics WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012