Whittier Elementary School

Public PK, KG-6

 301 North 29th Street
       Boise, ID  83702-4625


 (208) 854-6630

District: Boise Independent District

SchoolDigger Rank:
153rd of 171 Idaho Elementary Schools

Spending per student:  $9,813

Student/teacher ratio:  17.5
Number of students:  528

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.8%
Hispanic:
36.6%
Two or more races:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  98.7%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Idaho Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details In 2019, Whittier Elementary School ranked worse than 89.5% of elementary schools in Idaho. It also ranked 24th among 31 ranked elementary schools in the Boise Independent District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.37. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (52.8%), Hispanic (36.6%), two or more races (4.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 98.7% 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 17.5, which is the 8th best among 31 elementary schools in the Boise Independent District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Whittier Elementary School is $9,813, which is the 14th highest among 31 elementary schools in the Boise Independent District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Whittier Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Whittier Elementary School 153rd of 171 Idaho public elementary schools. (See Whittier Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Boise Independent District:

SchoolDigger ranks Boise Independent District 19th of 55 Idaho school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Whittier Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 20.26 302nd 335 9.9%
2009 31.49 284th 349 18.6%
2010 22.58 317th 356 11.0%
2011 17.42 335th 359 6.7%
2012 9.14 344th 354 2.8%
2013 16.93 331st 357 7.3%
2015 9.64 213th 226 5.8%
2016 7.64 233rd 240 2.9%
2017 10.65 275th 292 5.8%
2018 14.45 226th 254 11.0%
2019 15.37 153rd 171 10.5%

Data source: test scores: Idaho Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Facebook Profile Picture by a Facebook User (a parent on FaceBook)
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Open Quote We drive by three other elementary schools for our children to attend Whittier. The staff is committed, nurturing and caring towards our child. We have the utmost confidence that he is receiving as high quality education that the Boise Public school system offers. What we like best is the overall diversity of the school. This truly adds to the overall learning experience our child is receiving. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, January 20, 2011

Open Quote I am the parent of a 1st grader in the Dual Language Program at Whittier. We could walk to our home school, Highlands, but the idea of my child being bilingual by 6th grade is why we go to Whittier.

Other benefits include a truly diverse student body: over 13 languages spoken at Whittier. Also, because it's a Title 1 school, there is extra staff. My son had an amazing reading specialist in Kindergarden, even though he was one of the stronger readers. He now reads at a 4th grade level. His teachers are strong, smart and very caring.

The last principal turned the school around over the last 7 years. My understanding is that the scores were very low. Now, they are at par or above the local schools. Whittier was one of two schools in all of Idaho to receive The Distinguished Schools award by the Idaho State Board of Education this past year. The new principal is following the same path as the last and is open to parents and keeps close communication with the faculty.

The neighborhood is safe, the school is safe and my son's friends are delightful. Whittier is a school on the brink of greatness. I'm thrilled to be a parent t at this school. Close Quote



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
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 314 314
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 332 332
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 342 342
1994 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 338 338
1995 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 305 305
1996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 305 305
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 291 291
1998 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 300 300
1999 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 344 344
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 347 347
2001 214 8 11 76 8 n/a n/a 0 317
2002 206 12 6 106 5 n/a n/a 0 335
2003 206 12 6 106 5 n/a n/a 0 335
2004 171 9 7 118 9 n/a n/a 0 314
2005 160 5 7 122 2 n/a n/a 0 296
2006 177 6 5 134 1 n/a n/a 0 323
2007 153 6 3 132 1 n/a n/a 0 295
2008 123 14 4 142 0 n/a n/a 0 283
2009 155 15 5 138 4 n/a n/a 0 317
2010 176 12 9 143 5 n/a n/a 0 345
2011 174 20 9 165 0 0 16 0 384
2012 206 16 8 147 0 0 15 0 392
2013 218 13 8 182 0 0 17 0 438
2014 225 14 9 202 2 0 18 0 470
2015 218 13 7 197 3 2 19 0 459
2016 231 23 9 187 5 4 20 0 479
2017 268 27 10 204 1 3 19 0 532
2018 286 23 7 193 1 4 21 0 535
2019 279 21 7 193 2 4 22 0 528

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
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
1991 314 22.0 14.2 59.2
1992 332 22.6 14.6 57.5
1993 342 19.2 17.8 53.8
1994 338 22.1 15.3 48.8
1995 305 18.3 16.7 60.3
1996 305 18.3 16.7 60.3
1997 291 18.9 15.4 56.4
1998 300 18.7 16.0 62
1999 344 20.9 16.5 73.5
2000 347 21.2 16.4 73.8
2001 317 20.1 15.8 75.7
2002 335 19.5 17.2 74
2003 335 19.5 17.2 74
2004 314 22.1 14.2 79.9
2005 296 21.9 13.5 72.6
2006 323 19.5 16.6 71.2
2007 295 18.5 15.9 76.9
2008 283 19.3 14.7 77.7
2009 317 22.2 14.2 68.5
2010 345 25.4 13.5 64.9
2011 384 27.1 14.1 69.8
2012 392 26.6 14.7 58.2
2013 438 24.5 17.8 70.1
2014 470 24.7 18.9 93.6
2015 459 27.0 17.0 100
2016 479 26.0 18.4 98.7
2017 532 29.4 18.0 98.7
2018 535 31.7 16.8 98.7
2019 528 30.0 17.5 98.7

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Whittier Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 314 22.0 14.2 59.2
1992 332 22.6 14.6 57.5
1993 342 19.2 17.8 53.8
1994 338 22.1 15.3 48.8
1995 305 18.3 16.7 60.3
1996 305 18.3 16.7 60.3
1997 291 18.9 15.4 56.4
1998 300 18.7 16.0 62
1999 344 20.9 16.5 73.5
2000 347 21.2 16.4 73.8
2001 317 20.1 15.8 75.7
2002 335 19.5 17.2 74
2003 335 19.5 17.2 74
2004 314 22.1 14.2 79.9
2005 296 21.9 13.5 72.6
2006 323 19.5 16.6 71.2
2007 295 18.5 15.9 76.9
2008 283 19.3 14.7 77.7
2009 317 22.2 14.2 68.5
2010 345 25.4 13.5 64.9
2011 384 27.1 14.1 69.8
2012 392 26.6 14.7 58.2
2013 438 24.5 17.8 70.1
2014 470 24.7 18.9 93.6
2015 459 27.0 17.0 100
2016 479 26.0 18.4 98.7
2017 532 29.4 18.0 98.7
2018 535 31.7 16.8 98.7
2019 528 30.0 17.5 98.7

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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Spending Per Student for Whittier Elementary School

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YearSpending from Federal FundsSpending from State and Local FundsTotal Spending Per Student (All Funds)
2019 $1,743 (17.8%) $8,071 (82.2%) $9,813

Data source: Idaho Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Idaho Department of Education.

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