Whitman Middle School

Summary:

Whitman Middle School is a high-performing public middle school in Seattle, Washington, serving 679 students in grades 6-8. As part of the Seattle School District, which is ranked 42 out of 249 districts in the state, Whitman consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Washington, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Whitman's academic excellence is particularly noteworthy, with 80.25% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 67.25% in the district and 52.86% statewide. The school's diverse student population, with 68.04% White, 4.71% African American, 8.39% Hispanic, 3.98% Asian, and 11.93% two or more races, is more diverse than nearby schools like Eckstein Middle School (58.85% White) and Hamilton International Middle School (59.91% White). Whitman also ranks highly for its performance with students with special needs, ranking 2nd out of 167 Washington middle schools in 2022-2023.

While Whitman's overall academic performance is exceptional, the school's relatively lower ranking for students from low socioeconomic backgrounds suggests that more targeted support and interventions may be needed to ensure equitable outcomes for all students. This finding highlights the importance of addressing socioeconomic disparities in education and the need for schools to continuously strive for inclusive and supportive learning environments that benefit students from diverse backgrounds.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 9201 15 Av NW
       Seattle, WA  98117-2336


(206) 252-1200

District: Seattle School District No. 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
22nd of 539 Washington Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,339 Help


Feeder schools for Whitman Middle School:

Elementary:    Adams Elementary School
    Loyal Heights Elementary School
    North Beach Elementary School
    Whittier Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  20.4 Help
Number of students:  679

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.0%
Two or more races:
11.9%
Hispanic:
8.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.9% Help


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Compare Details Whitman Middle School ranks better than 95.9% of middle schools in Washington. It also ranks 2nd among 12 ranked middle schools in the Seattle School District No. 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.33. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68%), two or more races (11.9%), Hispanic (8.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Whitman Middle School is 20.4. 8 middle schools in the Seattle School District No. 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Whitman Middle School is $18,339. 10 middle schools in the Seattle School District No. 1 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Whitman Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Whitman Middle School 22nd of 539 Washington public middle schools. (See Whitman Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Seattle School District No. 1:

SchoolDigger ranks Seattle School District No. 1 42nd of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Whitman Middle School

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Rank History for Special Education students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.13 2nd 158 98.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 85.20 51st 854 94.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 95.37 46th 1008 95.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 96.91 22nd 1025 97.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 78.44 32nd 131 75.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 82.20 5th 47 89.4%
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Rank History for White students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 96.12 14th 943 98.5%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Whitman Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 74.93 86th 421 79.6%
2005 71.46 109th 425 74.4%
2006 68.03 121st 449 73.1%
2007 61.76 156th 463 66.3%
2008 73.13 101st 466 78.3%
2009 78.31 75th 476 84.2%
2010 82.81 55th 483 88.6%
2011 79.77 74th 492 85.0%
2012 72.58 102nd 497 79.5%
2013 77.05 85th 498 82.9%
2015 86.32 45th 445 89.9%
2016 79.99 73rd 443 83.5%
2017 79.75 81st 435 81.4%
2018 84.26 63rd 437 85.6%
2019 92.56 25th 512 95.1%
2021 89.63 47th 529 91.1%
2022 90.63 41st 541 92.4%
2023 95.33 22nd 539 95.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.36 41st 166 75.3%
2019 85.84 26th 246 89.4%
2021 84.47 32nd 250 87.2%
2022 84.74 28th 257 89.1%
2023 96.67 3rd 244 98.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.46 16th 268 94.0%
2019 90.17 8th 231 96.5%
2021 89.64 10th 210 95.2%
2022 79.55 18th 199 91.0%
2023 97.44 2nd 167 98.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.56 223rd 349 36.1%
2019 48.30 224th 448 50.0%
2021 67.46 87th 458 81.0%
2022 53.39 172nd 475 63.8%
2023 77.92 55th 463 88.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.23 60th 376 84.0%
2019 91.91 22nd 452 95.1%
2021 87.04 57th 469 87.8%
2022 89.18 43rd 479 91.0%
2023 95.24 18th 464 96.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.75 60th 371 83.8%
2019 92.58 25th 453 94.5%
2021 91.49 40th 476 91.6%
2022 91.46 39th 480 91.9%
2023 94.67 21st 470 95.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 78.44 38th 149 74.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.41 33rd 66 50.0%
2021 70.73 16th 106 84.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.83 96th 259 62.9%
2019 89.83 20th 344 94.2%
2021 85.52 34th 353 90.4%
2022 80.36 44th 360 87.8%
2023 78.50 49th 336 85.4%
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Rank History for White students at Whitman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.60 37th 325 88.6%
2019 93.50 17th 470 96.4%
2021 92.41 28th 480 94.2%
2022 91.39 34th 488 93.0%
2023 95.45 11th 488 97.7%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Whitman Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 402 87 134 39 36 n/a n/a 0 698
1989 406 99 114 37 41 n/a n/a 0 697
1990 596 133 213 60 54 n/a n/a 0 1056
1991 539 165 235 64 49 n/a n/a 0 1052
1992 511 167 254 67 50 n/a n/a 0 1049
1993 493 163 259 71 58 n/a n/a 0 1044
1994 565 128 269 74 64 n/a n/a 0 1100
1995 615 111 255 78 60 n/a n/a 0 1119
1996 615 111 255 78 60 n/a n/a 0 1119
1997 610 139 254 92 63 n/a n/a 0 1158
1998 630 128 282 86 59 n/a n/a 0 1185
1999 635 119 260 90 50 n/a n/a 0 1154
2000 668 108 224 102 39 n/a n/a 0 1141
2001 669 101 199 101 39 n/a n/a 0 1109
2002 730 74 182 91 37 n/a n/a 0 1114
2003 730 74 182 91 37 n/a n/a 0 1114
2004 717 83 167 103 38 n/a n/a 0 1108
2005 674 86 153 113 38 n/a n/a 0 1064
2006 636 106 140 120 34 n/a n/a 0 1036
2007 595 109 124 112 33 n/a n/a 0 973
2008 587 89 126 95 30 n/a n/a 0 927
2009 578 84 114 90 23 n/a n/a 0 889
2010 602 71 126 95 26 n/a n/a 0 920
2011 628 82 121 107 15 3 2 0 958
2012 612 85 103 108 10 2 65 0 985
2013 576 87 96 127 9 1 75 0 971
2014 583 82 74 116 10 2 85 0 952
2015 551 81 68 113 12 2 79 0 906
2016 521 86 62 108 11 4 69 0 861
2017 500 92 68 111 9 3 73 0 856
2018 402 32 32 49 4 2 45 0 566
2019 397 19 24 56 4 2 70 1 573
2020 434 23 21 71 5 2 79 1 636
2021 451 30 21 75 4 1 80 1 663
2022 461 27 27 64 3 0 81 8 671
2023 462 32 27 57 4 1 81 15 679

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 Whitman Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 698 34.0 20.5 0
1989 697 35.0 19.9 n/a
1990 1056 50.5 20.9 0
1991 1052 49.0 21.4 n/a
1992 1049 49.9 21.0 n/a
1993 1044 48.6 21.5 n/a
1994 1100 47.8 23.0 n/a
1995 1119 50.1 22.3 n/a
1996 1119 50.1 22.3 n/a
1997 1158 50.9 22.8 n/a
1998 1185 48.9 24.2 n/a
1999 1154 49.9 23.1 n/a
2000 1141 50.5 22.6 n/a
2001 1109 48.0 23.1 n/a
2002 1114 52.3 21.3 22.7
2003 1114 52.3 21.3 22.7
2004 1108 53.0 20.9 23.4
2005 1064 53.0 20.1 26.6
2006 1036 46.8 22.1 26.8
2007 973 47.2 20.6 29.3
2008 927 44.8 20.7 27.9
2009 889 44.6 19.9 24.2
2010 920 44.1 20.8 23.3
2011 958 45.6 21.0 26.9
2012 985 45.3 21.7 27.7
2013 971 49.2 19.7 28.7
2014 952 n/a n/a 30.3
2015 906 46.0 19.6 26.4
2016 861 44.0 19.5 28.5
2017 856 40.5 21.0 31.1
2018 566 31.4 18.0 17.7
2019 573 31.3 18.2 16.1
2020 636 33.0 19.2 15.4
2021 663 35.5 18.6 13.9
2022 671 35.2 19.0 13
2023 679 33.2 20.4 14.9

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 Whitman Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 698 34.0 20.5 0
1989 697 35.0 19.9 n/a
1990 1056 50.5 20.9 0
1991 1052 49.0 21.4 n/a
1992 1049 49.9 21.0 n/a
1993 1044 48.6 21.5 n/a
1994 1100 47.8 23.0 n/a
1995 1119 50.1 22.3 n/a
1996 1119 50.1 22.3 n/a
1997 1158 50.9 22.8 n/a
1998 1185 48.9 24.2 n/a
1999 1154 49.9 23.1 n/a
2000 1141 50.5 22.6 n/a
2001 1109 48.0 23.1 n/a
2002 1114 52.3 21.3 22.7
2003 1114 52.3 21.3 22.7
2004 1108 53.0 20.9 23.4
2005 1064 53.0 20.1 26.6
2006 1036 46.8 22.1 26.8
2007 973 47.2 20.6 29.3
2008 927 44.8 20.7 27.9
2009 889 44.6 19.9 24.2
2010 920 44.1 20.8 23.3
2011 958 45.6 21.0 26.9
2012 985 45.3 21.7 27.7
2013 971 49.2 19.7 28.7
2014 952 n/a n/a 30.3
2015 906 46.0 19.6 26.4
2016 861 44.0 19.5 28.5
2017 856 40.5 21.0 31.1
2018 566 31.4 18.0 17.7
2019 573 31.3 18.2 16.1
2020 636 33.0 19.2 15.4
2021 663 35.5 18.6 13.9
2022 671 35.2 19.0 13
2023 679 33.2 20.4 14.9

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.

6th Grade Immunization Rates

Whitman Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201870.1%0.5%0.5%0.5%2.0%92.7%77.9%90.2%95.6%94.1%77.9%
201983.6%0.5%2.9%1.0%0.5%96.6%87.0%97.6%94.7%97.6%87.0%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Whitman Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201982.8%0.4%1.4%0.7%99.3%99.5%98.9%98.9%99.3%99.5%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Whitman Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $180 (1.1%) $15,521 (98.9%) $15,700
2020 $129 (1.3%) $10,012 (98.7%) $10,141
2021 $1,018 (6.4%) $14,912 (93.6%) $15,930
2022 $1,397 (7.6%) $16,942 (92.4%) $18,339

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Whitman Middle School

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 25th of 512 Middle schoolsRanks 22nd of 539 Middle schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Whitman Middle School)78.378.7
 0.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Seattle School District No. 1)71.361.6
 9.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.847.9
 9.9%
6th Grade Math (Whitman Middle School)70.969.6
 1.3%
   6th Grade Math (Seattle School District No. 1)63.853.8
 10%
   6th Grade Math (Washington)47.738.1
 9.6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Whitman Middle School)84.684.3
 0.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Seattle School District No. 1)73.366.7
 6.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)6252.1
 9.9%
7th Grade Math (Whitman Middle School)76.573.8
 2.7%
   7th Grade Math (Seattle School District No. 1)65.355.5
 9.7%
   7th Grade Math (Washington)49.938.6
 11.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Whitman Middle School)82.577.6
 4.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Seattle School District No. 1)73.667.6
 5.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)59.651.3
 8.3%
8th Grade Math (Whitman Middle School)75.660
 15.6%
   8th Grade Math (Seattle School District No. 1)64.551.9
 12.7%
   8th Grade Math (Washington)47.234.4
 12.8%
8th Grade Science (Whitman Middle School)73.472.2
 1.2%
   8th Grade Science (Seattle School District No. 1)66.557.4
 9.1%
   8th Grade Science (Washington)53.143.9
 9.3%
All Grades English Language Arts (Whitman Middle School)81.780.3
 1.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Seattle School District No. 1)72.567.3
 5.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Whitman Middle School)74.267.8
 6.5%
   All Grades Math (Seattle School District No. 1)64.457.3
 7.1%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Whitman Middle School)73.472.2
 1.2%
   All Grades Science (Seattle School District No. 1)6560.3
 4.7%
   All Grades Science (Washington)52.748.8
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students573679
 18.5%
African American1932
 68.4%
American Indian44
Asian2427
 12.5%
Hispanic5657
 1.8%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White397462
 16.4%
Two or More Races7081
 15.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16.1%14.9%
 1.2%


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Yes! Whitman Middle School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 22nd of 539 Washington middle schools.

Students at Whitman Middle School are 68% White, 12% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic, 5% African American, 4% Asian, 2% Not Specified.

In the 2022-23 school year, 679 students attended Whitman Middle School.


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