Whittier Elementary School

1761 Walnut Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Whittier Elementary School serves 1,006 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Whittier Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 22% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than 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).

Top Placements

Whittier Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Whittier Elementary School's student population of 1,006 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students1,006 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

Whittier Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Whittier Elementary School is 0.47, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#7599 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
15%
12%
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Hispanic
71%
54%
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Black
9%
5%
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White
1%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.470.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLong Beach Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Whittier Elementary School is Clear Passage Educational Center (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Jessie Nelson Academy (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Signal Hill Jessie Nelson Academy Math: 40% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 799 students
    0.3 miles
    1951 Cherry Ave.
    Signal Hill, CA 90755
    (562) 591-6041
    0.3 6-8 799
  • Signal Hill Alvarado Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 410 students
    0.5 miles
    1900 E. 21st St.
    Signal Hill, CA 90755
    (562) 985-0019
    0.5 K-5 410
  • Long Beach Clear Passage Educational Center Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 39 students
    0.6 miles
    1471 Mlk Jr. Ave.
    Long Beach, CA 90807
    (888) 502-1116
    0.6 9-12 39
  • Long Beach Lincoln Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 1,064 student
    0.6 miles
    1175 E. 11th St.
    Long Beach, CA 90813
    (562) 599-5005
    0.6 K-5 1,064
  • Signal Hill Signal Hill Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 737 students
    0.7 miles
    2285 Walnut Ave.
    Signal Hill, CA 90755
    (562) 426-8170
    0.7 K-5 737

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