Whittier Elementary School

Public K-5

 2008 Pine Street
       Boulder, CO  80302-4407


(720) 561-5431

District: Boulder Valley School District No. Re2

SchoolDigger Rank:
369th of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,868 Help


Students who attend Whittier Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Casey Middle School
High:    Boulder High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  329

Racial breakdown:

White:
60.5%
Hispanic:
27.7%
Two or more races:
5.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.2% Help


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Compare Details Whittier Elementary School ranks better than 60.5% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 29th among 32 ranked elementary schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.93. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (60.5%), Hispanic (27.7%), two or more races (5.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 39.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Whittier Elementary School is 13.5, which is the 8th best among 32 elementary schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Whittier Elementary School is $18,868, which is the 11th highest among 32 elementary schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Whittier Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Whittier Elementary School 369th of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Whittier Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Boulder Valley School District No. Re2:

SchoolDigger ranks Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 7th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Whittier Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Whittier Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 61.97 331st 808 59.0%
2005 45.75 492nd 823 40.2%
2006 49.10 461st 829 44.4%
2007 56.15 417th 852 51.1%
2008 56.59 409th 849 51.8%
2009 63.29 343rd 872 60.7%
2010 64.57 353rd 925 61.8%
2011 60.57 399th 935 57.3%
2012 55.83 451st 935 51.8%
2013 64.22 354th 954 62.9%
2014 61.22 382nd 962 60.3%
2015 76.67 188th 938 80.0%
2016 65.59 282nd 914 69.1%
2017 65.08 285th 929 69.3%
2018 74.19 212th 917 76.9%
2019 77.27 188th 965 80.5%
2021 54.38 346th 710 51.3%
2022 48.79 440th 921 52.2%
2023 56.93 369th 933 60.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Whittier Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 46.61 172nd 332 48.2%
2023 30.67 199th 265 24.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Whittier Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.46 247th 690 64.2%
2019 67.11 216th 758 71.5%
2022 28.28 429th 595 27.9%
2023 41.48 362nd 642 43.6%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Whittier Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 56.80 44th 82 46.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Whittier Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.21 123rd 693 82.3%
2019 75.46 161st 764 78.9%
2022 53.00 268th 594 54.9%
2023 53.10 293rd 649 54.9%
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Rank History for White students at Whittier Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.64 42nd 337 87.5%
2019 76.81 102nd 596 82.9%
2021 48.42 175th 288 39.2%
2022 43.47 279th 454 38.5%
2023 64.39 179th 525 65.9%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Whittier Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 247 7 43 16 6 n/a n/a 0 319
1989 258 12 54 20 8 n/a n/a 0 352
1990 225 5 48 19 6 n/a n/a 0 303
1991 255 3 45 23 5 n/a n/a 0 331
1992 234 4 38 16 2 n/a n/a 0 294
1993 190 2 38 16 1 n/a n/a 0 247
1994 196 6 32 22 5 n/a n/a 0 261
1995 200 12 44 31 5 n/a n/a 0 292
1996 200 12 44 31 5 n/a n/a 0 292
1997 187 13 44 31 5 n/a n/a 0 280
1998 184 11 44 34 2 n/a n/a 0 275
1999 168 12 44 32 4 n/a n/a 0 260
2000 146 16 31 42 1 n/a n/a 0 236
2001 151 12 31 36 1 n/a n/a 0 231
2002 150 13 35 41 0 n/a n/a 0 239
2003 150 13 35 41 0 n/a n/a 0 239
2004 211 11 32 48 1 n/a n/a 0 303
2005 218 13 32 64 1 n/a n/a 0 328
2006 218 15 31 55 0 n/a n/a 0 319
2007 222 13 23 64 1 n/a n/a 0 323
2008 228 6 18 68 0 n/a n/a 0 320
2009 241 7 19 79 1 n/a n/a 0 347
2010 227 6 20 79 1 n/a n/a 0 333
2011 234 9 15 92 1 2 16 0 369
2012 232 12 25 109 1 2 13 0 394
2013 233 6 28 113 1 0 20 0 401
2014 233 4 20 109 0 1 22 0 389
2015 246 4 20 103 0 1 22 0 396
2016 256 4 31 105 0 1 20 0 417
2017 253 7 44 97 0 0 23 0 424
2018 252 4 25 79 0 0 21 0 381
2019 256 3 29 89 0 0 23 0 400
2020 241 3 24 84 1 0 25 0 378
2021 199 3 21 85 0 0 22 0 330
2022 199 4 13 87 0 0 22 0 325
2023 199 4 16 91 0 0 19 0 329

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Whittier Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 319 16.3 19.5 n/a
1989 352 16.0 22.0 20.2
1990 303 13.3 22.7 24.1
1991 331 16.1 20.5 22.4
1992 294 15.7 18.7 26.5
1993 247 16.4 15.1 30.8
1994 261 16.3 16.0 36.4
1995 292 18.7 15.6 38
1996 292 18.7 15.6 38
1997 280 15.9 17.6 25.4
1998 275 18.1 15.2 32
1999 260 15.2 17.1 33.5
2000 236 18.1 13.0 41.9
2001 231 15.7 14.7 39.8
2002 239 17.6 13.6 33.1
2003 239 17.6 13.6 33.1
2004 303 20.5 14.8 32
2005 328 21.6 15.2 32
2006 319 20.4 15.6 36.4
2007 323 22.6 14.3 43.3
2008 320 22.2 14.4 37.8
2009 347 24.4 14.2 37.8
2010 333 25.8 12.8 37.5
2011 369 25.9 14.2 35.2
2012 394 29.1 13.5 35.8
2013 401 29.0 13.8 35.9
2014 389 27.3 14.2 37.8
2015 396 27.0 14.6 38.9
2016 417 28.0 14.8 42.4
2017 424 27.8 15.2 40.6
2018 381 28.1 13.5 30.4
2019 400 27.1 14.7 32
2020 378 24.2 15.6 29.4
2021 330 23.1 14.2 36.1
2022 325 22.2 14.6 31.7
2023 329 24.3 13.5 39.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Whittier Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 319 16.3 19.5 n/a
1989 352 16.0 22.0 20.2
1990 303 13.3 22.7 24.1
1991 331 16.1 20.5 22.4
1992 294 15.7 18.7 26.5
1993 247 16.4 15.1 30.8
1994 261 16.3 16.0 36.4
1995 292 18.7 15.6 38
1996 292 18.7 15.6 38
1997 280 15.9 17.6 25.4
1998 275 18.1 15.2 32
1999 260 15.2 17.1 33.5
2000 236 18.1 13.0 41.9
2001 231 15.7 14.7 39.8
2002 239 17.6 13.6 33.1
2003 239 17.6 13.6 33.1
2004 303 20.5 14.8 32
2005 328 21.6 15.2 32
2006 319 20.4 15.6 36.4
2007 323 22.6 14.3 43.3
2008 320 22.2 14.4 37.8
2009 347 24.4 14.2 37.8
2010 333 25.8 12.8 37.5
2011 369 25.9 14.2 35.2
2012 394 29.1 13.5 35.8
2013 401 29.0 13.8 35.9
2014 389 27.3 14.2 37.8
2015 396 27.0 14.6 38.9
2016 417 28.0 14.8 42.4
2017 424 27.8 15.2 40.6
2018 381 28.1 13.5 30.4
2019 400 27.1 14.7 32
2020 378 24.2 15.6 29.4
2021 330 23.1 14.2 36.1
2022 325 22.2 14.6 31.7
2023 329 24.3 13.5 39.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Whittier Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $15,697
2020 $16,157
2021 $17,295
2022 $18,868

Data source: Colorado Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Whittier Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 188th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 369th of 933 Elementary schools
 20.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Whittier Elementary School)60.932
 28.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)59.258.5
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.339.9
 1.4%
3rd Grade Math (Whittier Elementary School)52.340.4
 11.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)54.860.2
 5.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4140.4
 0.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Whittier Elementary School)67.634.5
 33.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)64.461.6
 2.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4843.8
 4.2%
4th Grade Math (Whittier Elementary School)44.931
 13.9%
   4th Grade Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)49.349.9
 0.6%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.632.7
 0.9%
5th Grade Science (Whittier Elementary School)47.550
 2.5%
   5th Grade Science (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)55.753.9
 1.8%
   5th Grade Science (Colorado)35.933.9
 2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Whittier Elementary School)65.562.3
 3.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)65.267
 1.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.447.8
 0.6%
5th Grade Math (Whittier Elementary School)46.653.3
 6.7%
   5th Grade Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)53.259.1
 5.9%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.736.5
 0.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Whittier Elementary School)64.744
 20.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)61.160.8
 0.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Whittier Elementary School)47.941.8
 6.1%
   All Grades Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)5050.6
 0.6%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.732.9
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students400329
 17.8%
African American34
 33.3%
American Indian00
Asian2916
 44.8%
Hispanic8991
 2.2%
Pacific Islander00
White256199
 22.3%
Two or More Races2319
 17.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients32%39.2%
 7.2%


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Students at Whittier Elementary School are 60% White, 28% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 5% Asian, 1% African American.

Students who attend Whittier Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Casey Middle School
High : Boulder High School

Whittier Elementary School ranks 369th of 935 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 329 students attended Whittier Elementary School.


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