Whittier Elementary



Whittier Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Whittier Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 102
1 125
2 116
3 106
4 113
5 90
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Whittier Elementary is a public elementary school located in Kansas City, KS in the Kansas City School District. It enrolls 652 students in grades 1st through 12th. Whittier Elementary is the 23rd largest public school in Kansas and the 10,369th largest nationally. It has 16.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 652
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 38.6
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 10,369th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Kansas: 23rd out of 754
Student/Teacher Rank in Kansas: 618th out of 706
Full Time Teacher Rank in Kansas: 35th out of 706

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Whittier Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 354
(54%)
7,929
(52%)
 Female 298
(46%)
7,425
(48%)

Whittier Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 494
(76%)
7,539
(49%)
 White 60
(9%)
1,946
(13%)
 Black 50
(8%)
4,500
(29%)
 Asian 45
(7%)
874
(6%)
 Two or More 3
(0%)
426
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
35
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
34
(0%)

Whittier Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 525
(81%)
11,348
(74%)
 Not Eligible 96
(15%)
3,049
(20%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 31
(5%)
957
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 753 ranked schools in Kansas, Whittier Elementary is ranked 12th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Whittier Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (85.3%) is significantly higher than the state average of 51.7%. 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 Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 494
2006 616
2007 578
2008 554
2009 602
2010 588
2011 600
2012 621
2013 635
2014 639
2015 652

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15
2006 14.9
2007 14.4
2008 12.4
2009 15.6
2010 13.5
2011 12.4
2012 14.1
2013 14
2014 16.6
2015 16.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.83805668016194
2006 0.99837662337662
2007 0.92387543252595
2008 0.97292418772563
2009 0.97176079734219
2010 0.97959183673469
2011 0.98
2012 0.98550724637681
2013 0.98267716535433
2014 0.981220657277
2015 0.85276073619632

Compare Whittier Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,374.3% 13.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,690.0% 16.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 51.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 85.3%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Whittier Elementary
Kansas City, KS
Public KG - 05 652 16.9:1  
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Public 06 - 08 668 16:1 1 miles
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Public KG - 05 502 17.2:1 2 miles
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Public KG - 05 357 20.6:1 2 miles
Resurrection Catholic School
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Private PK - 08 282 15:1 2 miles
Mark Twain Elementary
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Public KG - 05 289 16.4:1 2 miles
Mckinley Elementary School
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Public PK - 05 301 16.5:1 2 miles
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Public KG - 05 296 15.7:1 2 miles
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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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