Whitney (gretchen) High School

  • Whitney (gretchen) High School serves 1,011 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 96% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 98% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Whitney (gretchen) High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

Whitney (gretchen) High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Whitney (gretchen) High School's student population of 1,011 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008, 2014)
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students1,011 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whitney (gretchen) High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 9,595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whitney (gretchen) High School is 0.34, 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)
Overall School Rankn/a
32%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
96%
37%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
98%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
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Asian
80%
11%
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Hispanic
13%
54%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
4%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Whitney (gretchen) High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.340.41
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Graduation Rate≥95%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAbc Unified School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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