Whittier Elementary School

  • Whittier Elementary School serves 1,006 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Whittier Elementary School's student population of 1,006 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 9,584 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 28:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whittier Elementary School is 0.45, 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 School Rank (16-17)#6363 out of 9584 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:123:1
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Asian
15%
12%
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Hispanic
72%
54%
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Black
9%
5%
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White
n/a
23%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Whittier Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.450.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
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

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