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Whittier Elementary School Fast Facts


At Whittier Elementary we are a community of educators who are built on the foundations of collaborative teams that work together toward one common goal, student learning.


Learning Structure

  • Approximate enrollment of 420 students in grades Pre Kindergarten-Fifth Grade
  • Class sizes
    • PK–no more than 20
    • K-2–approximately no more than 25
    • 3-5–approximately no more than 29
  • The K-5 school day is 7:50-3:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 7:50-2:00 Wednesday.
  • The PK school day is AM PK, 8:00-11:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. PM PK, 11:45-2:45 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.
  • The Elementary schools operates on a 6 Day cycle. Students attend Art, Music and PE twice during a cycle while attending Guidance and Media once during a cycle.


Student Demographics

  • Approximate 5% minority student body
  • Over 80% of students are proficient as measured by the Iowa Assessment for reading, math, science
  • 36% Free and Reduced Lunch population



  • Whittier was built in 1960
  • Renovation to the building and playground in 2014. ┬áRenovations included:
    • Safety and security of interior and exterior doors
    • New Media Center
    • New playground
    • New staff parking and bus drop off/pick up
  • Wireless connections throughout the building.


Student Support Services

  • Counselors serve students in whole group, small and individual settings
  • Reading Support is provided to those students who qualify
  • School based therapy is available for families in need



  • Approved visitors sign in at the office to receive a visitor’s pass. A photo ID is required.
  • Call the office for all attendance communication and notes from home.
  • Please reference the elementary handbook on this website for further information.