Frontier High (Continuation School)

9401 S.painter Ave.

Whittier, CA 90605

Tel: (562)698-8121
  • Frontier High (Continuation School) serves 613 students in grades 11-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Frontier High (Continuation School) operates within the Whittier Union High School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 613 students has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 11-12
Total Students613 students
Frontier High (Continuation School) Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Frontier High (Continuation School) Gender
Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Frontier High (Continuation School) Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeFrontier High (Continuation School) Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio20:124:1
Frontier High (Continuation School) Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Frontier High (Continuation School) American Indian Students (1990-2009)
Asian
n/a
11%
Frontier High (Continuation School) Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
93%
54%
Frontier High (Continuation School) Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
n/a
6%
Frontier High (Continuation School) Black Students (1990-2013)
White
7%
24%
Frontier High (Continuation School) White Students (1990-2014)
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.
0.130.41
Frontier High (Continuation School) Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
65%
50%
Frontier High (Continuation School) Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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.
9%
9%
Frontier High (Continuation School) Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Whittier Union High School District's student population of 12,921 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,170 is higher than the state average of $10,966. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,511 is higher than the state average of $11,255. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameWhittier Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
4
Number of Students Managed12,9211,597
Whittier Union High School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Raten/a83%
Whittier Union High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2005)
District Total Revenue$161 MM$18 MM
Whittier Union High School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$166 MM$18 MM
Whittier Union High School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$12,170$10,966
Whittier Union High School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$12,511$11,255
Whittier Union High School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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