#488 Elementary School in WI and #7 in Kenosha County

Whittier Elementary School

8542 Cooper Rd, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

How Good is Whittier Elementary School?

Report Card

B- Academic Results
A- Learning Enviroment
B- School Safety
B Overall Grade

Whittier Elementary School is located in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. The school reports an enrollment of 434 students in grades PK-5 and a student–teacher ratio of 19 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in Wisconsin it is average and has received and a grade of B from The School Review. Of elementary schools in the Kenosha County it is ranked 7. Statewide, Whittier Elementary School is ranked 488 for elementary schools.

For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


The academic score for a school is calculated by comparing a number of inputs, such as student results on Wisconsin standardized tests. Whittier Elementary School performs average compared to other Wisconsin elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is B-.

Source: WI Standardized Tests
Academics Grade B-
Test Performance Good

Learning Enviroment

We use factors including chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications and others to get a sense of the learning environment of a school. Whittier Elementary School earned a grade of A- for learning environment. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other elementary schools in Wisconsin.

Students : Teacher
WI Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
WI Avg. 3%
New Teachers
WI Avg. 13%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


School safety is estimated by comparing factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Whittier Elementary School earned a grade of B- for safety. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other elementary schools in Wisconsin.

Safety Grade B-
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Fair
Physical Altercations Good


Basic student body information from Whittier Elementary School is included below. A school’s demographics play no part in calculating its score.

Students w/ Disablities
WI Avg. 14%
Free Lunch
WI Avg. 34%
Econ. Disadvantaged
WI Avg. 39%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 434
Minority Students 144
Diversity Index 36
Students with Disablities 56
Economically Disadvantaged 34%
Limited English Proficiency 8%
Gifted Students N/A

Compare Nearby Schools

The closest elementary schools to Whittier Elementary School are listed below. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for each of the nearby schools. To find a complete list of local schools, visit the Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Jeffery Elementary School B+ B A- A+
2 Forest Park Elementary School B- C B+ C+
3 Stocker Elementary School B- C A B
4 Vernon Elementary School C- D B- D
5 Roosevelt Elementary School A- A B+ A-

Whittier Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Whittier Elementary School? The school reported 434 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Whittier Elementary School? The school received an overall grade of B, which means it is average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Whittier Elementary School in? The school is located in Kenosha County.
  • How can I contact Whittier Elementary School? The school's number is (262) 359-2110. You can visit their website at http://www.kusd.edu.
  • Where is Whittier Elementary School? 8542 Cooper Rd, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin 53158

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Jeffery Elementary School
4011 87th St Kenosha, WI 53142
Forest Park Elementary School
6810 45th Ave Kenosha, WI 53142
Stocker Elementary School
6315 67th St Kenosha, WI 53142
Vernon Elementary School
8518 22nd Ave Kenosha, WI 53143
Roosevelt Elementary School
3322 Roosevelt Rd Kenosha, WI 53142