Walt Whitman Elementary School



Walt Whitman Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Walt Whitman Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 27
K 88
1 112
2 91
3 93
4 86
5 94
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Walt Whitman Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Wheeling, IL in the Wheeling Ccsd 21 School District. It enrolls 591 students in grades 1st through 12th. Walt Whitman Elementary School is the 439th largest public school in Illinois and the 13,921st largest nationally. It has 8.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 591
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 8.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 66.08
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 13,921st out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 439th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 169th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 81st out of 2,345

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Walt Whitman Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 323
(55%)
3,590
(52%)
 Female 268
(45%)
3,366
(48%)

Walt Whitman Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 483
(82%)
3,662
(53%)
 White 62
(10%)
2,472
(36%)
 Asian 25
(4%)
544
(8%)
 American Indian 9
(2%)
42
(1%)
 Black 7
(1%)
124
(2%)
 Two or More 5
(1%)
102
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
10
(0%)

Walt Whitman Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 421
(71%)
2,908
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 89
(15%)
1,152
(17%)
 Not Eligible 81
(14%)
2,896
(42%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Walt Whitman Elementary School is ranked 233rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Walt Whitman Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (86.3%) is significantly higher than the state average of 54.0%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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.

Walt Whitman Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 697
2006 743
2007 737
2008 620
2009 550
2010 555
2011 573
2012 591

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.6
2006 19.6
2007 18.4
2008 14.5
2009 14.7
2010 15.9
2011 16.4
2012 8.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.47345767575323
2006 0.44952893674293
2007 0.51560379918589
2008 0.6258064516129
2009 0.69636363636364
2010 0.74234234234234
2011 0.79930191972077
2012 0.86294416243655

Compare Walt Whitman Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
890.0% 8.9:1
 
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 86.3%
 

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Public PK - 05 591 8.9:1  
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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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