Whale Gulch Elementary School

76811 Usal Rd.
Whitethorn, CA 95589
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Whale Gulch Elementary School serves 29 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Whale Gulch Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-79% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 29 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-79% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Whale Gulch Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Whale Gulch Elementary School's student population of 29 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 3 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
29 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
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School Rankings

Whale Gulch Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Whale Gulch Elementary School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1674 out of 3649 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-79%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
35%
56%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
48%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
17%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
3%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Whale Gulch Elementary School's ranking?
Whale Gulch Elementary School is ranked #1674 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 60-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Whale Gulch Elementary School?
29 students attend Whale Gulch Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of Whale Gulch Elementary School students are White, 35% of students are Hispanic, and 17% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Whale Gulch Elementary School?
Whale Gulch Elementary School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Whale Gulch Elementary School offer ?
Whale Gulch Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Whale Gulch Elementary School part of?
Whale Gulch Elementary School is part of Leggett Valley Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 29 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-79% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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