Daniel Phelan Elementary School

Tel: (562)789-3210
  • Daniel Phelan Elementary School serves 498 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 47% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Daniel Phelan Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Daniel Phelan Elementary School operates within the Whittier City Elementary School District.

School Overview

  • Daniel Phelan Elementary School's student population of 498 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students498 students
Gender %Daniel Phelan Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Students by GradeDaniel Phelan Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Daniel Phelan Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Daniel Phelan Elementary School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Hispanic
96%
54%
White
3%
24%
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsDaniel Phelan Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.080.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Daniel Phelan Elementary School is Whittier City Elementary School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Whittier City Elementary School District's student population of 6,068 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,467 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,289 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four school years.
    School District NameWhittier City Elementary School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    13
    4
    Number of Students Managed6,0681,585
    Whittier City Elementary School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    25%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    42%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$55 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$54 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,467$11,049
    District Spending / Student$9,289$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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