Top 10 Best Whittier Public Elementary Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 34 public elementary schools serving 17,325 students in Whittier, CA.
The top ranked public elementary schools in Whittier, CA are Murphy Ranch Elementary School, Ocean View Elementary School and Leffingwell Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Whittier, CA public elementary schools have an average math proficiency score of 36% (versus the California public elementary school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 45% statewide average). Elementary schools in Whittier have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of California public elementary schools.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public elementary school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Elementary Schools in Whittier, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Murphy Ranch Elementary School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
16021 Janine Dr.
Whittier, CA 90603
(562) 789-2150
Grades: K-5
| 506 students
Rank: #22.
Ocean View Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
14359 E. Second St.
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 907-6400
Grades: K-5
| 657 students
Rank: #33.
Leffingwell Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10625 S. Santa Gertrudes
Whittier, CA 90603
(562) 907-6300
Grades: K-5
| 549 students
Rank: #44.
Meadow Green Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12025 S. Grovedale Dr.
Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 902-4241
Grades: K-6
| 497 students
Rank: #55.
Mill Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4030 S. Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 789-3190
Grades: K-5
| 339 students
Rank: #66.
Daniel Phelan Elementary School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7150 S. Cully Ave.
Whittier, CA 90606
(562) 789-3210
Grades: K-5
| 544 students
Rank: #77.
Granada Middle School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
15337 Lemon Dr.
Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 464-2330
Grades: 6-8
| 1,124 students
Rank: #88.
Ada S. Nelson Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8140 S. Vicki Dr.
Whittier, CA 90606
(562) 692-0615
Grades: K-6
| 369 students
Rank: #99.
Ceres Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10601 S. Ceres Ave.
Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 464-2200
Grades: K-5
| 433 students
Rank: #1010.
East Whittier Middle School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
14421 E. Whittier Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 789-7220
Grades: 6-8
| 1,086 students
Rank: #1111.
Mulberry Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
14029 E. Mulberry Dr.
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 789-7100
Grades: K-5
| 502 students
Rank: #1212.
Scott Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11701 Scott Ave.
Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 907-6440
Grades: K-5
| 501 students
Rank: #1313.
Orchard Dale Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10625 S. Cole Rd.
Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 789-7000
Grades: K-5
| 523 students
Rank: #1414.
Evergreen Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
12915 E. Helmer Dr.
Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 464-2300
Grades: K-5
| 408 students
Rank: #1515.
Wallen L. Andrews Elementary School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1010 S. Caraway Dr.
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 789-3140
Grades: K-8
| 609 students
Rank: #1616.
La Colima Elementary School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11225 Miller Rd.
Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 789-7200
Grades: K-5
| 401 students
Rank: #1717.
Jordan Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10654 Jordan Rd.
Whittier, CA 90603
(562) 902-4221
Grades: K-6
| 424 students
Rank: #1818.
Lou Henry Hoover Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6302 S. Alta Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 789-3150
Grades: K-5
| 358 students
Rank: #1919.
Hillview Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
10931 S. Stamy Rd.
Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 789-2000
Grades: 6-8
| 603 students
Rank: #2020.
West Whittier Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6411 S. Norwalk Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90606
(562) 789-3240
Grades: K-5
| 348 students
Rank: #2121.
Longfellow Elementary School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6005 S. Magnolia Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 789-3180
Grades: K-5
| 498 students
Rank: #2222.
Christian Sorensen Elementary School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
11493 E. Rosehedge Dr.
Whittier, CA 90606
(562) 789-3220
Grades: K-5
| 472 students
Rank: #2323.
Katherine Edwards Middle School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6812 S. Norwalk Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90606
(562) 789-3115
Grades: 6-8
| 916 students
Rank: #2424.
Orange Grove Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
10626 E. Orange Grove Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 789-3200
Grades: K-5
| 338 students
Rank: #2525.
Aeolian Elementary School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
11600 Aeolian St.
Whittier, CA 90606
(562) 699-0913
Grades: K-6
| 360 students
Rank: #2626.
Laurel Elementary School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
13550 Lambert Rd.
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 789-2100
Grades: K-5
| 487 students
Rank: #2727.
Howard J. Mckibben Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
10550 Mills Ave.
Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 944-9878
Grades: K-6
| 349 students
Rank: #2828.
Lydia Jackson Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
8015 S. Painter Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 789-3160
Grades: K-5
| 396 students
Rank: #2929.
Walter F. Dexter Middle School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
11532 E. Floral Dr.
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 789-3090
Grades: 6-8
| 747 students
Rank: #3030.
Loma Vista Elementary School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
13463 E. Meyer Rd.
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 941-4712
Grades: K-6
| 404 students
Rank: #3131.
Richard L. Graves Middle School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
13243 E. Los Nietos Rd.
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 944-0135
Grades: 6-8
| 565 students
Rank: #3232.
Lake Marie Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
10001 Carmenita Rd.
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 944-0208
Grades: K-6
| 190 students
Rank: #3333.
Los Altos Elementary School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
12001 Bona Vista Ln.
Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 941-3711
Grades: K-6
| 493 students
Rank: #3434.
Carmela Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
13300 Lakeland Rd.
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 941-2132
Grades: K-6
| 329 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Whittier, California

Whittier, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
12620 East Broadway
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 789-3170
Grades: K-5
| 278 students
5777 South Lockheed Ave
Whittier, CA 90606
(562) 692-1497
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
8036 Ocean View Ave
Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 907-6140
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
12000 Loma Dr.
Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 946-1494
Grades: 4-6
| 203 students
11850 E. Whittier Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 698-6781
Grades: 8-12
| 367 students
9401 S. Painter Ave.
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 698-8121
Grades: 9-12
| 488 students
11200 Telechron Ave
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 944-6467
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
7804 S. Thornlake Ave.
Whittier, CA 90606
(562) 789-3230
Grades: 3-5
| 269 students
5777 Lockheed Ave.
Whittier, CA 90606
(562) 789-3230
Grades: 6-8
| 11 students
5777 Lockheed Ave.
Whittier, CA 90606
(562) 692-6125
Grades: K-8
| 1 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public elementary schools in Whittier, CA?
The top ranked public elementary schools in Whittier, CA include Murphy Ranch Elementary School, Ocean View Elementary School and Leffingwell Elementary School.
How many public elementary schools are located in Whittier, CA?
34 public elementary schools are located in Whittier, CA.
What is the racial composition of students in Whittier, CA?
Whittier, CA public elementary schools minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public elementary schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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