6411 S. Norwalk Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90606
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
West Whittier Elementary School serves 348 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
West Whittier Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

West Whittier Elementary School's student population of 348 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
348 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
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School Rankings

West Whittier Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West Whittier Elementary School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#4001 out of 9659 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of West Whittier Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
95%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in West Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
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White
1%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in West Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
This chart display the diversity score of West Whittier Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in West Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
West Whittier is a very special school. I am very impressed with the principal and staff. They are very kind and smart and my children love school. There are also great events for the family.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 348 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.10 (Btm 50%)

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