Whittier Elementary School

1800 Whittier Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Whittier Elementary School serves 494 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (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 40% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 494 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Whittier Elementary School's student population of 494 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
494 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Whittier Elementary School is 0.08, 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
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
40%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of 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
18:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
96%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
n/a
5%
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White
2%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Whittier Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
26% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 40% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Whittier Elementary School?
494 students attend Whittier Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
96% of Whittier Elementary School students are Hispanic, 2% of students are White, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Whittier Elementary School?
Whittier Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Whittier Elementary School offer ?
Whittier Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Whittier Elementary School part of?
Whittier Elementary School is part of Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 494 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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