Whittier Union High School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 11,792 students in Whittier Union High School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Whittier Union High School District have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Whittier Union High School District are La Serna High School, Pioneer High School and Santa Fe High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Whittier Union High School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Whittier Union High School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Whittier Union High School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
09 - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
7 Schools
10,233 Schools
# Students
11,792 Students
6,168,558 Students
# Teachers
465 Teachers
263,481 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
25:1

District Rank

Whittier Union High School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 988 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 90% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#739 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Whittier Union High  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Whittier Union High  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Whittier Union High  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Whittier Union High  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.21
0.64
# American Indian Students
19 Students
32,775 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
262 Students
716,889 Students
% Asian Students
2%
12%
# Hispanic Students
10,441 Students
3,350,293 Students
% Hispanic Students
89%
54%
# Black Students
105 Students
335,281 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
902 Students
1,429,452 Students
% White Students
8%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
17 Students
28,573 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
46 Students
271,340 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
-
526,799
# Students in 1st Grade:
-
453,975
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
451,494
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
443,439
# Students in 4th Grade:
-
462,447
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
467,886
# Students in 6th Grade:
-
482,667
# Students in 7th Grade:
-
472,586
# Students in 8th Grade:
-
469,754
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,819
492,115
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,798
480,320
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,881
472,076
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,179
484,898
# Ungraded Students:
115
8,084

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,393 is higher than the state median of $15,969. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $18,306 is higher than the state median of $16,042. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$217 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Whittier Union High  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$216 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Whittier Union High  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$18,393
$15,969
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Whittier Union High  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$18,306
$16,042
This chart display average spending per public school student in Whittier Union High  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Whittier Union High School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
La Serna High School
Math: 37% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
15301 E. Youngwood Dr.
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 698-8121
Grades: 9-12
| 2,718 students
Rank: #22.
Pioneer High School
Math: 38% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10800 Ben Avon
Whittier, CA 90606
(562) 698-8121
Grades: 9-12
| 1,303 students
Rank: #33.
Santa Fe High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10400 S. Orr And Day Rd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(562) 698-8121
Grades: 9-12
| 2,282 students
Rank: #44.
Whittier High School
Math: 37% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
12417 E. Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 698-8121
Grades: 9-12
| 1,906 students
Rank: #55.
California High School
Math: 27% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9800 S. Mills Ave.
Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 698-8121
Grades: 9-12
| 2,830 students
Rank: #66.
Sierra Vista High (alternative)
Alternative School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
9401 S. Painter Ave.
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 698-8121
Grades: 9-12
| 289 students
Rank: #77.
Frontier High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
9401 S. Painter Ave.
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 698-8121
Grades: 9-12
| 464 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 09 - 12
  • Students: 11,792 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.21

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