School Details

Kendall-Whittier Elementary School

2601 East 5th Place, Tulsa, OK 74104
(918) 833-9900
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 1183 students 15 students/teacher (OK avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

65%
58%
76%
63%
66%
79%

Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT)

In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tulsa School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
59%
79%
61%
61%
76%

Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT)

In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tulsa School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
62%
76%
55%
58%
76%
40%
41%
57%
50%
50%
66%

Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT)

In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tulsa School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
65%
78%
43%
60%
72%

Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT)

In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tulsa School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kendall-Whittier Elementary School is a public middle school in Tulsa. The principal of Kendall-Whittier Elementary School is Ronda Kesler. 1,183 students attend Kendall-Whittier Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 90% of the 1,183 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Kendall-Whittier Elementary School is 15:1. University School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 34%
Hispanic 62% 20%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 11%
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 23% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Asian 0.09% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 81%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My nephew attends this school who also has a disability and from what I know most parents should be concerned if they child has a disability this is for the education and our future what I do like is that my nephew still attends Kendall Whittier elementary so far they could focus more on disability's to improve thank you to whom it may concern. Rate this school

  • (4 years ago)

    I am an education professor (preparing young teachers) and a neighbor of the school. This is an outstanding school. The teachers staff and principal are committed well-trained hard-working and creative. Parent involvement is growing as the principal and teachers reach out to a whole community its kids and its families in all sorts of ways. The school is a vital community center. The academic programs are challenging and move kids along well in their academic career. If I had kids they would go to Kendall-Whittier School.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has been attending Kendall-Whittier Elementary for the past two years and I have been very impressed with the quality along with the diversity of this school! They are always having fun events for the entire neighborhood community and families that are great ways of letting people get together and make a difference in our child's life!! We will me moving soon and most likely changing schools but I will always remember this school when he gets older and tell everyone I know its one of the best schools for this area!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school! my son is now a fifth grader. And because of the great staff and support to us as a family he will be attending an academic middle school this fall. I am also looking forward to sending our four year old to pre k there later this year!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has been at Kendall-Whittier since Kindergarten and all of his teachers have been wonderful. The school offers so much to the students families and community. I love the year round schedule.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been teaching for over 25 years and have taught in 5 other schools. None of these schools can even begin to live up to the quality of Kendall-Whittier. The staff at this school is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to give the students a quality education. Teachers strive to learn all they can and work hard to grow professionally. We have more National Board Certified teachers that any school in the state of Oklahoma! I feel honored to be part of this staff and to get to work with these children and their families.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter just finished Kindergarten here and her teacher was great! Very hard-working. I liked the fact that many of the students were bilingual because my non-bilingual daughter got a great opportunity to hear another language and learn some vocabulary. I do not like the year-round or 'continuous learning' schedule however because I am a professor and would have preferred a similar schedule to mine. But that was just a personal thing.

  • (10 years ago)

    I like the year round school it has been great for my daughter who is now in the 5th grade...The intercessions are really helpful. This school is absolutely one of the best in Tulsa. The parent teacher conferences are the best and I love the fact that so many parents attend.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school provides the best year round schedule for their students. Durring their breaks they offer a very unique experience called intersession. Here they receive an non triditional learning experience. The school is bi-lingual and provides a great community servece teaching the hispanic parents english. They have put on a 4th of july parade. The student decorate bikes and win prizes. Overall this school takes that one step further and works with the whole family and not just the students. I wish there were more schools like this in tulsa. There are only a few year round schools and this one is the best.They are basicly self supported and in a class of their own.

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