La Serna High School

La Serna High School serves 2,817 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the CA average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 75%.
La Serna High School operates within the Whittier Union High School District.

School Overview

The student population of 2817 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 92 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,817 students
La Serna High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % La Serna High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 92 teachers
La Serna High School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade La Serna High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1 25:1
La Serna High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.39 0.65
La Serna High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
28%
49%
La Serna High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
14%
9%
La Serna High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

Whittier Union High School District's student population of 13,263 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,811 is higher than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $12,142 is higher than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Whittier Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
4
Number of Students Managed 13,263 1,757
Whittier Union High School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate n/a 83%
Whittier Union High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2005)
District Total Revenue $161 MM $17 MM
Whittier Union High School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $166 MM $18 MM
Whittier Union High School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $11,811 $10,238
Whittier Union High School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $12,142 $10,739
Whittier Union High School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is California High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is East Whittier Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Murphy Ranch Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • WhittierMurphy Ranch Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 575 students
    0.9 miles
    16021 Janine Dr
    WhittierCA 90603
    (562)789-2150
    0.9KG-5575
  • WhittierEast Whittier Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1340 students
    1 miles
    14421 East Whittier Blvd
    WhittierCA 90605
    (562)789-7220
    16-81340
  • WhittierLeffingwell Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 625 students
    1.1 miles
    10625 South Santa Gertrudes
    WhittierCA 90603
    (562)907-6300
    1.1KG-5625
  • WhittierOcean View Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 854 students
    1.1 miles
    14359 East Second St
    WhittierCA 90605
    (562)907-6400
    1.1KG-5854
  • WhittierOrchard Dale Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 588 students
    1.3 miles
    10625 South Cole Rd
    WhittierCA 90604
    (562)789-7000
    1.3KG-5588

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