Whittier Elementary School



Whittier Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Whittier Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 135
K 46
1 48
2 46
3 51
4 49
5 52
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Whittier Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Indianola, IA in the Indianola Community School District. It enrolls 427 students in grades 1st through 12th. Whittier Elementary School is the 188th largest public school in Iowa and the 28,824th largest nationally. It has 20.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 427
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 20.73
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 28,824th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 188th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 707th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 401st out of 723

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Whittier Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 225
(53%)
1,311
(52%)
 Female 202
(47%)
1,195
(48%)

Whittier Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 406
(95%)
2,298
(92%)
 Hispanic 9
(2%)
83
(3%)
 Two or More 9
(2%)
69
(3%)
 Black 2
(0%)
28
(1%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
20
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
7
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Whittier Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 304
(71%)
1,712
(68%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 90
(21%)
602
(24%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 33
(8%)
192
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Whittier Elementary School is ranked 331st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Whittier Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (28.8%) is lower than the state average of 43.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Whittier Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 465
2006 447
2007 464
2008 326
2009 345
2010 411
2011 417
2012 427

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.8
2006 14.9
2007 15
2008 12
2009 13.2
2010 18.6
2011 20.5
2012 20.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.21720430107527
2006 0.24608501118568
2007 0.23060344827586
2008 0.28527607361963
2009 0.29275362318841
2010 0.25060827250608
2011 0.35731414868106
2012 0.28805620608899

Compare Whittier Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,060.0% 20.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 28.8%
 
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public PK - 05 427 20.6:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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