Whittier Elementary School



Whittier Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Whittier Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 2
K 73
1 69
2 72
3 81
4 73
5 60
6 94
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Whittier Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Mesa, AZ in the Mesa Unified School District. It enrolls 524 students in grades 1st through 12th. Whittier Elementary School is the 603rd largest public school in Arizona and the 19,726th largest nationally. It has 17.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 524
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 30
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 19,726th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 603rd out of 1,244
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 346th out of 932
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 494th out of 932

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Whittier Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 268
(51%)
19,316
(52%)
 Female 256
(49%)
18,151
(48%)

Whittier Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 272
(52%)
16,270
(43%)
 White 135
(26%)
16,620
(44%)
 American Indian 62
(12%)
1,530
(4%)
 Black 26
(5%)
1,498
(4%)
 Two or More 16
(3%)
863
(2%)
 Asian 10
(2%)
410
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(1%)
276
(1%)

Whittier Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 364
(69%)
20,353
(54%)
 Not Eligible 103
(20%)
14,433
(39%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 57
(11%)
2,681
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,039 ranked schools in Arizona, Whittier Elementary School is ranked 269th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Whittier Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (80.3%) is higher than the state average of 53.6%. 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.

Whittier Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 618
2006 562
2007 562
2008 539
2009 545
2010 505
2011 518
2012 534
2013 551
2014 531
2015 524

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.1
2006 15.8
2007 18.2
2008 17.4
2009 17.7
2010 18.2
2011 18
2012 19.9
2013 18.5
2014 18.6
2015 17.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.87864077669903
2006 0.73487544483986
2007 0.75978647686833
2008 0.68460111317254
2009 0.7743119266055
2010 0.7980198019802
2011 0.77413127413127
2012 0.76029962546816
2013 0.77313974591652
2014 0.69114877589454
2015 0.80343511450382

Compare Whittier Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,750.0% 17.5:1
 
1,783.9% 17.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 53.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 80.3%
 

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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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